"Most people know that using tobacco causes cancer and lung disease, but many people aren't aware that tobacco also causes heart disease and stroke - the world's leading killers", WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement.
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 is a major cause of non-communicable disease, not only in Myanmar but also worldwide.
The regional Director observed that although concrete actions and measures exist to stem the tide of tobacco related diseases, more needs to be done to further raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use.
The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease".
Though the young who smoke may not care how it affects their health, there are many others who do.
"On the African Region, about 146 000 adults aged 30 years and above die every year from tobacco-related diseases". He also reminded that all must reaffirm the commitment to reduce this menace.
Through the Tobacco Reduction Program, Albertans are offered a variety of ways to access these programs and services, such as by telephone, in-person group cessation programs and one-on-one counselling.
Despite the overall decline, World Health Organization regrets that only one in eight countries is on track to meet a voluntary target of a 30% cut in tobacco use by 2025, based on a 2010 baseline.
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Smoking and the use of other tobacco products will not be allowed during the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, adhering to an initiative first implemented 30 years ago at Calgary 1988.
Consumption in the developing world is rising fast as companies aggresively market their products there, unhindered by advertising bans or health warnings, and replacing consumers in the West who have given up, or died.
"Policies that regulate tobacco, promote smoke-free environments and encourage people to quit smoking will contribute to improving the health and well-being of all people", said Moeti. "This is why it is so important that countries accelerate the implementation of the FCTC". The combination of the two, coupled with a smoker's higher cholesterol level, lead to cardiovascular diseases. In 2017, there were 12.2 million smokers. This is due to population growth, even as prevalence rates decline. In 2000, the percentage of male smokersworldwide stood at 43% before falling to 34% in 2015, while over the same period the percentage of women smokers fell from 11% to 6%.Scroll over the chart for details.
Contrary to popular belief, lung cancer is not the only casualty of breathing in secondhand smoke. Currently, one in four countries have insufficient data to monitor their tobacco epidemic.
Bidis, which are a type of low-priced and hand-rolled cigarettes that are locally made in India, account for a significant proportion of tobacco use in India.
But as the video proceeds, it beats quicker and more smoke can be seen puffing from its valves - created to mimic being overworked.
The new packaging rules for tobacco products prohibit promotional information, branding and logos, and were firmly opposed by Big Tobacco.
About 80 percent of the world's smokers live in low- and middle-income countries and 226 million of them are considered poor.