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Global tobacco use down: World Health Organization

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use has decreased worldwide. According to the United Nations health agency, one in three people used tobacco in 2000. And in the current generation, one in five is a tobacco user.

According to the WHO, the number of smokers worldwide has decreased despite the continued efforts of tobacco companies to influence international health regulations for their own interests.

As an example of this phenomenon, the World Health Organization says that before the important meeting of the World Health Organization in Panama in February, the world’s largest tobacco companies are trying to influence different countries with technology and financial support.

“There has been good progress in tobacco control in recent years, but there is no time for complacency,” said Rudiger Krech, head of the WHO’s health promotion division.

According to the WAO report, the number of tobacco users aged 15 and above in 2022 was 125 crore. And in 2000 this number is 136 crores. The report also said that the number of tobacco users could drop to 1.2 billion by 2030.

The report also states that most smokers are in Southeast Asia and Europe. Although global tobacco use is declining, smokers are increasing in Egypt, Jordan and Indonesia.

This report of the World Health Organization on tobacco is published every two years. According to the agency, there are at least 362 million adult users of smokeless tobacco products. However, the WHO says this estimate may not be accurate due to missing data.



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