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Today is International #YouthDay

Healthy behaviours that start in adolescence make healthy adults:
-Healthy diet
-#NoTobacco nor alcohol use Image
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death & disability among adolescents (10-19 years)

In 2019, nearly 100,000 adolescents died because of road traffic accidents.

Half of all #MentalHealth disorders in adulthood start by age 14, but most cases are undetected & untreated


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Remember puffing on red-tipped Phantom Sweet Cigarettes as a child, to look cool?
With huge advertising, smoking was made a fashionably acceptable social behaviour, at work, in bars, cinemas
homes etc; imposing all activities being incomplete without a #Cigarette !
Smoking #cigarette was legitimated, celebrated & glamourized on Hollywood screen through stars like Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney
Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper
Humphrey Bogart,Lauren Bacall Marlene Dietrich etc, ensuring that it’d never lose its sophisticated lofty significance
#Cigarette was ‘imposed’ across all social classes & women!
In 1925, #Marlboro was introduced as a woman’s cigarette, ‘Mild as May’
The poison was thus transported to the rest of the world!
By 17th cent, 🇮🇳, China,SE Asia
Middle East, WAfrica started growing #tobacco
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75…
"Yesterday, I made my remarks on the theme of health for peace and peace for health, which Member States will discuss in the general debate. I want to start today by looking back, to where we have been over the past five years"-@DrTedros #WHA75
@DrTedros "You elected me 5 short years ago, with an ambitious agenda for universal health coverage; health emergencies; women's, children's and adolescents' health; the health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA75
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The 🆕 WHO Results Report is out!

Learn how we responded to health challenges & emergencies around the world 🌍🌎🌏 in 2020-2021.

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+People living w/ better health & well-being
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ >900M

+People better protected from emergencies
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░ >920M

+People benefiting from Universal Health Coverage
▓▓▓░░░░░░░ >270M

Our goal is to achieve 1⃣ billion people/target by 2023.
As the world’s global health guardian, fulfilling these triple billion targets will be our main goal as a measurable means of reducing health equity gaps and ensuring #HealthForAll.

More info 👉 Image
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The latest WHO World #HealthData find that #COVID19 is responsible for at least 3️⃣ million excess deaths in 2020 👉

Some countries only report #COVID19 deaths occurring in hospitals or of people who have tested positive. Many countries cannot accurately measure or report cause of death due to inadequate or under-resourced health information systems.

👉 #HealthData Image
The #COVID19 pandemic has produced large amounts of #HealthData & accelerated the trend towards digitalization in health. It has also exposed long-standing data governance issues such as intellectual property rights & data sharing, storage & reuse.

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Quitting tobacco 🚭 can be challenging but there are more than 💯 reasons to #CommitToQuit & start living a healthier life.

Find out more 👉… Image
Tobacco use harms your cardiovascular system 🫀.

Every year, almost 2⃣ million people 🌎🌏🌍 die from tobacco-induced heart disease.

To avoid this, #CommitToQuit tobacco now 👉…
1⃣ in 5⃣ deaths from heart disease is caused by tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.

#CommitToQuit tobacco now 👉…
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There has never been a better time to quit tobacco 🚭!

Ahead of #WorldNoTobaccoDay 2021, here's how you can get started and #CommitToQuit 👉
Pick a quit 🚭 date and start your journey towards a nicotine and tobacco-free life!

Join the WHO 14-day #CommitToQuit challenge on 📱 @WhatsApp today 👉
The WHO Quit Tobacco 🚭 chatbot is available on @Viber to help 💯 million people quit smoking.

#CommitToQuit today & start living a healthier life 👉 #NoTobacco Image
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🆕 The latest World Health Statistics report finds that #COVID19 is responsible for at least 3 million excess deaths in 2020 👉

As of 31 Dec 2020, #COVID19 had infected over 82 million people & killed over 1.8 million. But preliminary estimates suggest the total number of global “excess deaths” directly & indirectly attributable to COVID-19 in 2020 is 1.2 million higher than the official figures reported.
The term “excess deaths” describes deaths beyond what would have been expected under “normal” conditions. It captures not only confirmed deaths, but also #COVID19 deaths that were not correctly diagnosed & reported, as well as deaths attributable to the overall crisis conditions.
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Second-hand smoke is dangerous, especially for babies & children. It contributes to many serious health conditions including

🚨 breathing difficulties
🚨 infections
🚨 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

👉 #NoTobacco #NewbornHealth
Tobacco use or exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of

🛑 birth defects
🛑 stillbirths
🛑 preterm births
🛑 infant deaths

👉 #NoTobacco #NewbornHealth
✅ Smoke-free policies
✅ Smoke-free public places
✅ Smoke-free homes

help babies 👶 & children 👦👧 survive and thrive.

Here’s how 👉 #NoTobacco #NewbornHealth
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Tobacco is deadly for you & the environment.

Deforestation from tobacco growing causes:
🔴loss of biodiversity
🔴soil erosion & degradation
🔴water pollution
🔴greenhouse gas emissions ↗️

Say #NoTobacco to protect your health & that of our planet 🌍

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Quality agriculture land is ↗️ used for tobacco growing in low-& middle-income countries,↘️the amount of land that can be used for crops to feed people. In Africa 🌍 tobacco crop yields ↗️ 10% from 2012 to 2018

Say #NoTobacco to increase food security🍲
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Tobacco growers are exposed to ill health through:
☠️nicotine absorbed through the skin
☠️exposure to pesticides
☠️inhalation of tobacco dust

In some countries, children are employed in tobacco farming, impacting their health & education.


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Happy #LunarNewYear 2021 🎉

👇 Follow this thread to get off to a healthy #YearOfTheOx
Planning to go grocery shopping for #LunarNewYear ?

✅ Avoid crowded markets
✅ Keep at least 1 metre distance with others

to protect yourself & others from #COVID19. #YearOfTheOx
Celebrate #LunarNewYear virtually 📱💻 if #COVID19 is spreading in your community

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Still looking for a #NewYear2021 gift 🎁 for your loved ones ?

Look no further, we've got you covered.

Tag a friend (or a lot of friends) and give them WHO advice to keep them healthy in the year ahead!
Here are five tips for a healthy diet this #NewYear2021:

1⃣ Eat a variety of foods 🥗
2⃣ Cut back on salt 🧂
3⃣ Eat moderate amounts of fats & oils
4⃣ Limit sugar consumption 🍫
5⃣ Avoid drinking alcohol 🍻
Here's how you can prevent high blood pressure:

❗️Reduce 🧂 to less than 5g/day
❗️Avoid saturated fats & trans fats
❗️Avoid 🚬
❗️Reduce 🍻🍷
❕Eat 🍎 and 🥦 regularly
#BeActive 🧘‍♀️🏊‍

#BeatNCDs for a healthier #NewYear2021
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Are you ready to 'Commit to Quit' tobacco❓

Today marks the start of WHO's year-long global campaign for #WorldNoTobaccoDay 2021, helping 1⃣0⃣0⃣ million people quit tobacco.

More in detail 👉 #NoTobacco
“Commit to Quit” will help 1⃣0⃣0⃣ million people quit tobacco through

✅strong tobacco cessation policies
✅access to cessation services
✅information on tobacco industry tactics
✅“quit & win” initiatives for a successful quit

More info 👉 #NoTobacco
#DYK: Around 780 million people 🌏🌍🌎 say they want to quit tobacco.

WHO & partners will provide people with the tools & resources they need to make a successful quit attempt 👉 #NoTobacco
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Today is #WorldStrokeDay.

This is how you can prevent stroke:

🚭 Quit smoking
🍺 Limit alcohol consumption
🛑 Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol
✅ Manage diabetes
🏋🏾‍♀️ Watch your waist and weight
🍏 Eat healthy
🏃🏾‍♂️ Exercise regularly 30 minutes a day

The most common symptom of a #stroke is sudden weakness of the face, arm, or leg, most often on one side of the body.

People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately


Tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular diseases, after high blood pressure

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Today is #WorldHeartDay❤️!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, accounting for nearly 1⃣8⃣ million lives lost every year.

WHO calls on nations, communities and individuals to #UseHeart today and every day 👉
Heart attacks and strokes can be prevented by

💞Addressing high blood pressure & diabetes
🚭Quit smoking
🗒️ Assessing cardiovascular disease risk

Health worker guide 👉
More people die from heart disease 💔 than from any other cause.

WHO's Cardiovascular Risk Charts can help health workers assess the risk and reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes.👉
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4⃣ steps to stay fit to beat #COVID19:
🍊 eat a healthy diet
🚭 #notobacco
🏃‍♀️ be physically active
🍺 stop harmful use of alcohol Image
Obesity could make you 7⃣ times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

Make sure you eat a healthy diet 🥕 & get enough physical activity 🚵‍♂️ to keep healthy & #beatNCDs Image
Here is another good reason for saying #NoTobacco 🚭:
Smokers are 1.5 times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

It's time to quit 🚬 to stay healthy & #BeatNCDs! Image
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All forms of tobacco use are harmful, including heated tobacco products!

The tobacco industry is aggressively marketing heated tobacco products & e-cigarettes, including to young people, risking a generation hooked to nicotine. #TobaccoExposed #NoTobacco
Heated tobacco products are tobacco, which contain cancer-causing substances even in its natural form.

People who use heated tobacco products are exposed to toxic emissions from the products, & also expose bystanders to these toxic 2nd-hand emissions.
Some toxins are present at higher levels in heated tobacco products than in conventional 🚬 smoke and the effects of exposure to these are unknown.

#TobaccoExposed #NoTobacco
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New Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco launched today aims to help 1.3 billion🌐tobacco users quit.
Saying #NoTobacco🚭is more important than ever as evidence reveals smokers are more vulnerable than non-smokers to have severe outcomes from #COVID19

The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco gives people free access to Florence, a digital health worker, based on artificial intelligence that dispels myths around #COVID19 & tobacco and helps people develop a personalized plan to achieve #NoTobacco 🚭

Access to nicotine patches, gums & professional advice are🔑to achieve #NoTobacco🚭
60% of tobacco users want to quit but only 30% have access to supportive tools. The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco aims to deliver the tools that ppl need to quit
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"Today, WHO is launching the Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco, which aims to help the world's 1.3 billion tobacco users quit during the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco
"This initiative will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, like nicotine replacement therapy and access to a digital health worker for advice"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco
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"Although #COVID19 is giving us many reasons to grieve, today we’re also celebrating a public health victory.

Yesterday, the @wto ruled that #Australia’s laws on plain packaging for tobacco products are justified, and are not unfair restrictions on trade"-@DrTedros Image
"Tobacco kills more than 8 million people every year, and Australia was the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging, without branding, in 2012. Several other countries have since introduced similar laws"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco #TobaccoExposed
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1/7 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦 : Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Sunday statement you can read in full here:…
2/7 Today, on World #NoTobacco Day, we are reminded about the dangers of smoking and the importance of lung health. Smoking tobacco is a known risk factor for many respiratory infections, including #COVID19. Image
3/7 In 🇨🇦 , smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature death & disease. Based on current evidence, a history of smoking or having an underlying health condition caused by smoking increases the risk of serious #COVID19 outcomes.
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🚭 The tobacco industry spends billions of dollars every year to encourage you to use their products.

Find out how in the thread 👇 & here 👉

#TobaccoExposed #NoTobacco #WNTD2020 #SpeakOut
🎒 Distributing branded, promotional products is just one way the tobacco industry tries to influence your choice.

#TobaccoExposed #WNTD2020 #NoTobacco #SpeakOut
🎟️ Funding and promoting events is another way that the tobacco industry tries to promote its products.

#TobaccoExposed #WNTD2020 #NoTobacco #SpeakOut
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Smoking can increase your chance of severe #COVID19. #SpeakOut & join #TobaccoExposed dance with Quang Đăng and Minh Quân ahead of World #NoTobacco Day, 31 May!
What do you know about the tobacco industry?

Take our #TobaccoExposed quiz and find out more 👇
__________ are more likely to get a severe case of #COVID19?

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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019:

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries.
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