30 May 2017

دعوة إلى مكافحة تعاطي التبغ من أجل الصحة والرخاء والبيئة والتنمية الوطنية

~ Can help work towards the elimination of tobacco use, countries in the prevention of millions of people from illness and death from diseases caused by tobacco, and in the fight against poverty, reducing environmental degradation and widespread, according to the first report of its kind issued by the World Health Organization.

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2017, which falls on tobacco atheist and the thirtieth of May of each year, the World Health Organization highlighted how the tobacco threat to development in countries all over the world, governments and called for the implementation of strong measures to combat it.

According to the organization, causing tobacco use and the deaths of more than seven million people each year, and the costs of households and governments more than US $ 1.4 trillion through spending on health care and lost productivity, and tobacco use is one of the biggest causes of non-communicable diseases that can be prevented .

Dr. Veniayk Prasad, president of the Tobacco Free Initiative of the World Health Organization, said some of the measures that help tobacco control, and added:

"We have solutions for it. We have the measures adopted by governments and called the Framework Convention on Tobacco. We have measures to increase taxes, which is the way that enables governments to increase their resources and reduce the demand for tobacco at the same time."

The Tobacco Control a powerful tool to improve health in local communities and to achieve sustainable development goals. Countries all have expressed their commitment to sustainable development plan for the year 2030 to promote world peace and poverty eradication. Among the key elements of the plan implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (non-communicable) by one-third by the year 2030, including the heart, lungs, cancer, diabetes, a disease that is a tobacco use main risk factor causing them.

The report entitled, "tobacco and environmental impact: an overview of the impact of this product on nature," that tobacco waste contains more than 7,000 toxic chemicals lead to the poisoning of the environment, including substances that affect human cancer. Tobacco smoke emissions also contribute to the pollution of the environment in thousands of tons of substances that affect human cancer and toxic substances and greenhouse gases. Tobacco waste as well as represent the largest number of garbage types globally.
The cigarette butts 30-40% of the total material collected in the clean -up operations in the coastal and urban areas.