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31st May World No Tobacco Day

31st May World No Tobacco Day

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  • Time was ripe to inform the gullible population about dangerous repercussion and diseases caused by tobacco.It is incumbent upon us to inform our people about worrisome aspect of tobacco use,specifically youth who are falling prey to it rapidly. Great work keep it up.
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  1. World No Tobacco Day<br />Walk and seminar at K E Medical University Lahore<br />31.05.2011<br />arbsurgeon@gmail.com <br />
  2. World No Tobacco Day31.05.2011<br />Ash trays with fresh flowers are a common symbol of World No Tobacco Day<br />
  3. World No Tobacco Day31.05.2011<br /><<br />
  4. WHO<br />On 31st May each year WHO celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. <br />
  5. Tobacco Use<br />Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide………<br />
  6. The tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people per year <br />
  7. 2030<br />Tobacco kills up to half of its users. <br />Without urgent action, the death toll could rise to more than eight million by 2030. <br />
  8. More than 80% of the world's one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. <br />Total consumption of tobacco products is increasing globally, though it is decreasing in some high-income and upper middle-income countries<br />
  9. A walk on the World No Tobacco Day<br />Surgical Oncology Society of Pakistan President Professor Muhammad ArshadCheema leading several groups of medical students and doctors from across Punjab, participating in a walk organized to create awareness among the people on the World No Tobacco Day. <br />The rally started from the King Edward Medical University (KEMU), reached the General Post Office (GPO) Chowk and returned to the surgical tower of the Mayo Hospital. <br />
  10. Seminar at KEMU<br />Participants resolved to implement in letter and spirit the smoking ban in all medical colleges and hospitals across Punjab.<br /> Expressing his views, Professor MuhmmmadArshadCheema said the most cost-effective way of treating cancer was preventing it.<br /> He said the use of tobacco was the single largest preventable cause of death among cancer patients.<br /> According to estimates of the World Health Organization, cancer has surpassed cardiac diseases as the most common killer in the country. He said 40 percent of all cancer deaths can be prevented. <br />
  11. Health Secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad<br /> The world had woken up to the menace of smoking, admitting that the government had not been able to introduce relevant laws. “It is a pity that we are pleading for such a basic law as declaring hospitals smoking free zones in 2010... all should show the moral courage to stop smoking,” he said, adding that the tobacco industry was very “powerful” and “influenced” legislation when the budget was ever in the making<br />
  12. An internationally recognizable "No Smoking" sign<br />
  13. Bans on smoking in restaurants can substantially improve the air quality in such establishments<br />
  14. Different forms of smoking tobacco<br />
  15. Common adverse effects of tobacco smoking<br />
  16. Health effects of tobacco<br />Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer).<br />Cigarette smoking increases the risk of Crohn's disease as well as the severity of the course of the disease.<br />It is also the number one cause of bladder cancer.<br />
  17. Health effects of tobacco<br />
  18. Health effects of tobacco<br />The World Health Organization estimate that tobacco caused 5.4 million deaths in 2004and 100 million deaths over the course of the 20th century.<br />The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes tobacco use as "the single most important preventable risk to human health in developed countries and an important cause of premature death worldwide.<br />
  19. An important cause of premature death worldwide.<br />
  20. Health effects of tobacco<br />Lung cancer occurs at non-smokers in 3.4 cases per 100 000 population. <br />At people smoking 0.5 packs of cigarettes a day this figure rises to 51.4 per 100 000,<br />1-2 packs - up to 143.9 per 100 000<br />More than 2 packs a day - up to 217.3 per 100,000 population.<br />
  21. Health effects of tobacco<br />Rates of smoking have leveled off or declined in the developed world. Smoking rates in the United States have dropped by half from 1965 to 2006 falling from 42% to 20.8% in adults.<br />In the developing world, tobacco consumption is rising by 3.4% per year.<br />
  22. Health effects of tobacco<br />Passive smoking presents a very real health risk.<br /> 603 000 deaths were attributable to second-hand smoke in 2004<br />
  23. secondhand smoke causes the same problems as direct smoking, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and lung ailments such as emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma<br />
  24. Cigarette smoking among college students<br /> Smoking remains fairly common in medical students and a superior knowledge of smoking related risks does not always correlate with a lower rate of smoking among medical students.<br />The overall smoking frequency of 13.45%<br /> many smokers were found with no intention to quit in near future.<br /> Use of nicotine substances to help quit smoking was also not found to be popular among smokers<br />
  25. Health professionals<br />Health professionals can play an important role in the fight against tobacco.<br />They can educate the population more precisely and their support, in terms of not smoking themselves can have a far reaching influence on tobacco control efforts. <br />
  26. Tobacco kills up to half of its users. <br />

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