Fossil fuel combustion is a major source of toxic air pollution that kills 7 million people every year, almost the same number of deaths caused by tobacco smoking. Burning fossil fuels releases a series of gases and tiny particles that have noxious effects for human health, leading to several respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Tobacco impedes sustainable development. Through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 2030 project, UNDP partners with the Convention Secretariat and WHO to support fifteen low- and middle-income countries to strengthen tobacco control in line with the SDGs.

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures - four times more people than a decade ago.

This paper examines the potential for changes in the tobacco tax to contribute to raising government revenues, reducing tobacco use, and improving public health in Nigeria.

Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists.

Under a set of revised guidelines, institution managements are also asked to ensure that no tobacco product is sold inside premises and in an area within 100 yards of such.

Jaipur: State’s health department is among five in South-East Asia region of WHO to receive award for its accomplishment in the area of tobacco control.

KOLKATA: There has been an alarming rise in asthma and chronic bronchial complications in newborns in Kolkata with no history of these issues in their parents.

Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy US$1.4 trillion annually in health care costs and productivity losses. Tobacco growing causes up to 5 percent of deforestation in growing countries and results in biodiversity loss and soil degradation, as well as water and soil pollution from pesticide use.

NEW DELHI: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) can cause poisoning, a government panel has said, adding another stroke of approval to the health ministry's advisory to states asking them to

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