Smoking and consumption of other tobacco products leads annually to the death of more than 7 million people in the world. About it it is told in published on Tuesday, may 30, the report of the world health organization (who).
“Diseases associated with tobacco use represent one of the biggest threats to the health of people in the world die each year more than 7 million people,” the report says.
In the report, who calls for “governments around the world are introducing strict measures to control tobacco use”.
“Tobacco exacerbates poverty and reduces economic efficiency and leads to air pollution”, – said the head of the organization Margaret Chan.
In addition, the who notes that tobacco use has a serious negative impact on the environment.
“Used tobacco products contain more than 7 thousand toxic chemicals that destroy the environment,” the report says.