24 Jan Tobacco Control
“Every year, more than 8 million people die from tobacco use. Most tobacco-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, areas that are targets of intensive tobacco industry interference and marketing.
Tobacco can also be deadly for non-smokers. Second-hand tobacco smoke contributes to heart disease, cancer, and other diseases, causing an additional 1.2 million deaths annually. In addition to the detrimental impact of tobacco on health, the total economic cost of smoking (from health expenditures and productivity losses together) are estimated to be around 1.4 trillion USD per year, equivalent in magnitude to 1.8% of the world’s annual gross domestic product (GDP). Almost 40% of this cost occurred in developing countries, highlighting the substantial burden these countries suffer”.
World Health Organization
In accordance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control FCTC adopted by the World Health Organization WHO in order to implement measures reducing the numbers of smokers worldwide, we Peace and Love Association have organized the 30th of November 2019 at Moknine (Monastir) an awareness day with partnership of Hospital Fatouma Bourguiba in order to make people aware of the bad effects of tobacco on their health.