Smoking is a vice for poor people

by Roberta Lunghini - 2017.05.30
Smoking is a vice for poor people
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Globally, around 226 million adult tobacco users live in poverty. In low-income countries, sometimes more than 10% of household income is spent on tobacco products, meaning less money for food, education and healthcare. These are some of the data reported by the WHO (World Health Organization) in view of the World No Tobacco Day to be celebrated on May 31 worldwide. The theme for this edition 2017 is "Tobacco – a threat to development." The aim of this year’s campaign is to demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens. Furthermore, it will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promote health and development by confronting the global tobacco crisis.



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