Global Tobacco Control Updates

Video Urges World Leaders to Address Diseases that Kill 36 Million Each Year
07 Sep 2011

The World Health Organization has issued urgent warnings about the growing health threat from non-communicable diseases — such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes — that now cause three out of five deaths around the globe. Tobacco use is a risk factor for all of these diseases, and the WHO says effective tobacco control is a "best buy" that governments can take to save lives, prevent disease and reduce health care costs.

The WHO wants global leaders gathering at the United Nations in New York later this month to Unite in the Fight. So do we.

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