Omiyefa said: "Tobacco use has been linked to over seven million deaths worldwide and causes a lot of deaths related to noncommunicable diseases including cancers, cardiovascular diseases and stroke every year".
Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure are major causes of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and stroke, contributing to approximately 3 million deaths per year.
"WHO has estimated that tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is now responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with numerous deaths occurring prematurely".
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the United Nations health agency hailed that smoking had declined significantly since year 2000, but warned that there were still far too many people indulging in the risky habit.
Government data shows that 26pc of people in the country smoke cigarettes.
The 2018 World Tobacco Day Theme is "Tobacco and heart disease".
Women who smoke are more likely to give birth prematurely, putting their babies at risk for developing a disease called Retinopathy of prematurity which is one of the causes of vision loss in babies if not treated.
A new World Health Organization report reveals that tobacco wastes contains 7,000 toxic chemicals that poison the environment, including human carcinogens; tobacco smoke emissions contribute thousands of tons of human carcinogens, toxicants and greenhouse gasses to the environment.
Idris noted that coronary heart disease (CHD) had been recorded as a leading killer since 2007 in public hospitals. "Let us choose health, not tobacco", she added.
Smokeless tobacco: around 6.5% of the global population aged 15 and over use smokeless tobacco (8.4% of males and 4.6% of females).
"Nicotine, a chemical that is found naturally in tobacco, is as addictive as heroin or cocaine and is attributed to stimulating the body to produce adrenaline, causing faster heart rate". But despite its life-threatening and life-causing effect, tobacco use remains one of the severe risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (such as heart disease, heart failure, chest pains/angina and stroke) in Jamaica.
"Exposure to passive smoking for children and adolescents is extremely risky, causing serious respiratory problems such as asthma and increasing their risk of coronary heart disease", he said.
Despite the apparent lack of progress in tackling the total number of smokers, the report highlights that only one in five people smoke today, compared to more than one in four, 18 years ago.
Chennai: "Smoking Kills" is the message that is known to all smokers and non-smokers.
He further said that the government also compromised on tobacco tax this year as well by accommodating the tobacco industry by continuation of the third tier which allows most selling brands with least tax.
According to the WHO Global Report on Tobacco Prevalence Trends 2000-2025, this is more common in low- and middle-income countries, the specialist said. According to him the 2010-2015 anti-smoking project eyed a decrease of 1.2-2 percent in number of smokers across the country every year.
After two trials, Blagojevich was ultimately found guilty on most of the charges and was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. D'Souza said in one of the tweets that it was the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs".
The company launched an early rider program in April 2017 that let real people in the Phoenix area use an app to hail one. Waymo didn't provide details on the terms of the deal, including when the order of 62,000 vehicles would be complete.
Wood became involved after Cohen came to court, complaining that he feared attorney-client privilege would not be protected. Daniels got a $130,000 payment from Cohen in exchange for not speaking about an alleged sexual encounter with the president.
Ranbir previously dated Deepika Padukone while Alia was seeing her Student of the Year co-star, Siddharth Malhotra. Sharing his thoughts on being newly in love, Ranbir said, "It always comes with a lot of excitement".
But the former was gone in only the second over - before Pakistan could even get their hands on the second new ball. For his terrific 8-wicket haul in the match, Mohammad Abbas was awarded the man of the match.
The tweet was retweeted more than 135,000 times as of noon EST on Monday, a number that continues to climb at a speedy rate. When one person replied, "Zero percent chance he delivers", Randall retweeted and commented, "100% chance".
Its new home? At the beginning of the squamate branch, single-handedly dragging the timeline for lizards back 75 million years. Michael Caldwell is the co-author of the study and a paleontologist at the University of Alberta.
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As much as we like to act as though James is superhuman, he could not spend the entire game bulldozing defenders out of the way. The Golden State Warriors drew first blood in the 2018 NBA Finals with a 124-114 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers .
The lawsuit was filed Friday in NY by three women, including one who says Weinstein assaulted her at Manhattan hotel in 2011. The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults unless they come forward publicly.
Violators would receive fines of about $156 for a first-time offense, and up to $1,568 for the fourth violation. Austria's law on banning the full-face Muslim garment in public spaces came into force previous year .
Pant, who ended as the second highest run-getter in the tournament with 684 runs from 14 games, also won the Stylish Player award. Fleming said shifting their home base out of Chennai because of the Cauvery issue was one of the tougher things for the team.
The website asked the team about five Twitter accounts it suspected Colangelo was operating. "I don't believe the story". Colangelo, the son of longtime sports executive Jerry Colangelo, stepped in with the Sixers after Hinkie resigned.
It is the latest introduction by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who is seen as a reformist. Aiding in harassment and falsely reporting an incident would also be punishable under the new law.
Israeli sources claim the steel and oil magnate ripped up his visa request recently, fed up of being treated as a "new applicant". On Thursday, there were also reports that Chelsea had terminated contract talks with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
McCabe that suggest potential criminal conduct by the President", Bromwich said. "And then he said, 'I'm free of this guys'". The firing is now under investigation by Mueller for possible obstruction of justice.
At the same games, the International Olympic Committee paid for 22 North Korean athletes to travel to the event. That was the last time the two sides, which are technically at war, attempted to arrange a leadership summit.
CWUR uses seven objective indicators to rank the world's universities without relying on surveys and university data submissions. Mr Baty said: "The UK has some of the most prestigious universities in the world, admired across the continents".
The HHS asserted that its primary legal authority is to temporarily house and then release unaccompanied children to a sponsor. The photo captions reference children who crossed the border as unaccompanied minors.
The Warriors are at their best when they go with none of the above, using Draymond Green as the centre in a small-ball line-up. They were within one win of making it to the Finals but suffered a Game 7 loss to the Warriors on their home floor.
His comments sparked outrage in Italy, with Salvini blasting them as "racist" in his victory speech Thursday in northern Lombardy. After the ceremony, it will face confidence votes in both chambers of parliament, where the M5S and the League have a majority.
Before joining the Sixers, Brown spent over a decade on the bench alongside Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs. But as the Sixers stockpiled young talent - and that talent got healthy - Brown had a capable squad on the court.
That wasn't the first time Barr had made controversial comments, and because of that, the " Roseanne " reboot was always at risk. The disgraced television star returned to retweet her supporters after an hours-long hiatus where she tweeted, "I apologize ".
And according to another person familiar with Apple's plans for the Apple Watch, there will be two new models unveiled at WWDC. Bloomberg reports that Apple is planning refreshes for the MacBook and MacBook Pro, the iPad Pro, and the Apple Watch .
This time there was a little rust to shake off - she only gave birth in September - and she didn't quite move as when at her best. The Romanian broke the 72nd-ranked American in the first game and jumped to a 5-1 lead. "It was hard for me", she told Harper's.