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Annually, the tobacco industry costs the world:

๐Ÿ”ต600 million trees
๐Ÿ”ต200 000 hectares of land
๐Ÿ”ต22 billion tonnes of water
๐Ÿ”ต84 million tonnes of CO2.
๐Ÿ”ต& more than 8 million human lives

#SayNoToTobacco! It threatens our environment and our health. Image
Tobacco takes up to 9 months to mature, making it difficult for smallholder farmers to grow food crops within the same year.

It also degrades the soil, depletes its essential nutrients and decreases its fertility, making it difficult to grow food.

#NoTobacco #TobaccoExposed Image
349M people๐ŸŒ are facing acute food insecurity, many of them living in low & middle-income countries where tobacco cultivation has increased in the last decade.

Planting tobacco:
๐Ÿ”ดreduces soil fertility & productivity
๐Ÿ”ดlimits capacity to grow other crops
๐Ÿ”ดleads to more hunger Image
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@DrTedros "As you know, just under three weeks ago I declared an end to #COVID19 as a public health emergency of international concern.

It was a moment of relief and reflection.

Itโ€™s encouraging to see life return to normal โ€“ to be able to hug a friend, to travel freely, and to meetโ€ฆโ€ฆ Image
@DrTedros "But at the same time, many of us continue to carry grief in our hearts โ€“ grief over those we have lost, grief at the terrible toll the pandemic has taken on families, communities, societies and economies, and grief that it didnโ€™t need to be this way"-@DrTedros #WHA76
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Epidemiology of Diabetes and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Among Asian American Adults: Implications, Management, and Future Directions: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association: @CircAHA

Nice statement on high risk group

Summary ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡ Image
1/ ๐ŸŒ Asian Americans (AsA) are the fastest growing ethnic group in the US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ. They face high risks of Type 2 diabetes (T2D) & atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) - major risks.
2/ ๐Ÿ“Š Yet, most studies lump all AsA subgroups in one category, potentially hiding disparities in T2D & ASCVD prevalence.
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Noncommunicable diseases cause 74% of all global deaths.

It's time for a change! ๐Ÿ’ช Cities worldwide ๐ŸŒ are taking action to reduce deaths from to heart disease, cancers, diabetes, respiratory disease & injury. Swipe to see some inspiring transformations! #Cities4Health
Athens, #Greeceย ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท has increased access to life-saving drugs to help prevent overdose through community-based organizations & healthcare professionals. Image
Bengaluru, #India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ is strengthening their efforts in reducing smoking in public places and improving compliance with smoking bans! ๐Ÿšญ #NoTobacco ๐Ÿ”— Image
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LIVE: Opening of 152nd WHO Executive Board meetingโ€ฆ
"Three years ago today, I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the global spread of #COVID19 โ€“ the highest level of alarm under the International Health Regulations, and for the moment, the only level of alarm"-@DrTedros #EB152
@DrTedros "As you know, on Friday the Emergency Committee met to consider whether that remains the case. The committee has advised me that in its view, #COVID19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree"-@DrTedros #EB152
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Today is #WorldSightDay.
#DYK More than 2 billion people have near or distance vision impairment.

In at least 1 billion โ€“ or almost half โ€“ of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented

There are simple ways to take care of your eyes.๐Ÿงต More than 2 billion people have vision impairment. Simple wa
Globally, the leading causes of vision impairment are:
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ age-related macular degeneration
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ cataract
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ diabetic retinopathy
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ glaucoma
๐Ÿ‘๏ธ uncorrected refractive errors An ophthalmologist checking a patient's eye sight in a clini
Young children with early onset severe vision impairment can experience delayed motor, language, emotional, social and cognitive development, with lifelong consequences.

Get your ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ checked. Have regular eye exams. Early detection of eye disease can p
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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 itโ€™d never lose its sophisticated lofty significance
#Cigarette was โ€˜imposedโ€™ across all social classes & women!
In 1925, #Marlboro was introduced as a womanโ€™s cigarette, โ€˜Mild as Mayโ€™
The poison was thus transported to the rest of the world!
By 17th cent, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, China,SE Asia
Middle East, WAfrica started growing #tobacco
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LIVE: Second Plenary meeting at #WHA75โ€ฆ
"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 ๐Ÿ†• WHO Results Report is out!

Learn how we responded to health challenges & emergencies around the world ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ in 2020-2021.

๐Ÿ‘‰โ€ฆ Image
+People living w/ better health & well-being
โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–‘ >900M

+People better protected from emergencies
โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–‘ >920M

+People benefiting from Universal Health Coverage
โ–“โ–“โ–“โ–‘โ–‘โ–‘โ–‘โ–‘โ–‘โ–‘ >270M

Our goal is to achieve 1โƒฃ billion people/target by 2023.
As the worldโ€™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 ๐Ÿ‘‰ Image
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The latest WHO World #HealthData find that #COVID19 is responsible for at least 3๏ธโƒฃ million excess deaths in 2020 ๐Ÿ‘‰

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.

๐Ÿ‘‰ #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 ๐Ÿšญ can be challenging but there are more than ๐Ÿ’ฏ reasons to #CommitToQuit & start living a healthier life.

Find out more ๐Ÿ‘‰โ€ฆ Image
Tobacco use harms your cardiovascular system ๐Ÿซ€.

Every year, almost 2โƒฃ million people ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ die from tobacco-induced heart disease.

To avoid this, #CommitToQuit tobacco now ๐Ÿ‘‰โ€ฆ
1โƒฃ in 5โƒฃ deaths from heart disease is caused by tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.

#CommitToQuit tobacco now ๐Ÿ‘‰โ€ฆ
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There has never been a better time to quit tobacco ๐Ÿšญ!

Ahead of #WorldNoTobaccoDay 2021, here's how you can get started and #CommitToQuit ๐Ÿ‘‰
Pick a quit ๐Ÿšญ date and start your journey towards a nicotine and tobacco-free life!

Join the WHO 14-day #CommitToQuit challenge on ๐Ÿ“ฑ @WhatsApp today ๐Ÿ‘‰
The WHO Quit Tobacco ๐Ÿšญ chatbot is available on @Viber to help ๐Ÿ’ฏ million people quit smoking.

#CommitToQuit today & start living a healthier life ๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco Image
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๐Ÿ†• The latest World Health Statistics report finds that #COVID19 is responsible for at least 3 million excess deaths in 2020 ๐Ÿ‘‰

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 โ€œexcess deathsโ€ directly & indirectly attributable to COVID-19 in 2020 is 1.2 million higher than the official figures reported.
The term โ€œexcess deathsโ€ describes deaths beyond what would have been expected under โ€œnormalโ€ 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

๐Ÿšจ breathing difficulties
๐Ÿšจ infections
๐Ÿšจ sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco #NewbornHealth
Tobacco use or exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of

๐Ÿ›‘ birth defects
๐Ÿ›‘ stillbirths
๐Ÿ›‘ preterm births
๐Ÿ›‘ infant deaths

๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco #NewbornHealth
โœ… Smoke-free policies
โœ… Smoke-free public places
โœ… Smoke-free homes

help babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ & children ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง survive and thrive.

Hereโ€™s how ๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco #NewbornHealth
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Tobacco is deadly for you & the environment.

Deforestation from tobacco growing causes:
๐Ÿ”ดloss of biodiversity
๐Ÿ”ดsoil erosion & degradation
๐Ÿ”ดwater pollution
๐Ÿ”ดgreenhouse gas emissions โ†—๏ธ

Say #NoTobacco to protect your health & that of our planet ๐ŸŒ

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Quality agriculture land is โ†—๏ธ used for tobacco growing in low-& middle-income countries,โ†˜๏ธthe amount of land that can be used for crops to feed people. In Africa ๐ŸŒ tobacco crop yields โ†—๏ธ 10% from 2012 to 2018

Say #NoTobacco to increase food security๐Ÿฒ
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Tobacco growers are exposed to ill health through:
โ˜ ๏ธnicotine absorbed through the skin
โ˜ ๏ธexposure to pesticides
โ˜ ๏ธinhalation of tobacco dust

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


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Happy #LunarNewYear 2021 ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ‘‡ Follow this thread to get off to a healthy #YearOfTheOx
Planning to go grocery shopping for #LunarNewYear ?

โœ… Avoid crowded markets
โœ… Keep at least 1 metre distance with others
โœ… #WearAMask
โœ… #WashYourHands

to protect yourself & others from #COVID19. #YearOfTheOx
Celebrate #LunarNewYear virtually ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป if #COVID19 is spreading in your community

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Still looking for a #NewYear2021 gift ๐ŸŽ 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:

1โƒฃ Eat a variety of foods ๐Ÿฅ—
2โƒฃ Cut back on salt ๐Ÿง‚
3โƒฃ Eat moderate amounts of fats & oils
4โƒฃ Limit sugar consumption ๐Ÿซ
5โƒฃ Avoid drinking alcohol ๐Ÿป
Here's how you can prevent high blood pressure:

โ—๏ธReduce ๐Ÿง‚ to less than 5g/day
โ—๏ธAvoid saturated fats & trans fats
โ—๏ธAvoid ๐Ÿšฌ
โ—๏ธReduce ๐Ÿป๐Ÿท
โ•Eat ๐ŸŽ and ๐Ÿฅฆ regularly
โ•#BeActive ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€

#BeatNCDs for a healthier #NewYear2021
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Are you ready to 'Commit to Quit' tobaccoโ“

Today marks the start of WHO's year-long global campaign for #WorldNoTobaccoDay 2021, helping 1โƒฃ0โƒฃ0โƒฃ million people quit tobacco.

More in detail ๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco
โ€œCommit to Quitโ€ will help 1โƒฃ0โƒฃ0โƒฃ million people quit tobacco through

โœ…strong tobacco cessation policies
โœ…access to cessation services
โœ…information on tobacco industry tactics
โœ…โ€œquit & winโ€ initiatives for a successful quit

More info ๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco
#DYK: Around 780 million people ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ say they want to quit tobacco.

WHO & partners will provide people with the tools & resources they need to make a successful quit attempt ๐Ÿ‘‰ #NoTobacco
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Today is #WorldStrokeDay.

This is how you can prevent stroke:

๐Ÿšญ Quit smoking
๐Ÿบ Limit alcohol consumption
๐Ÿ›‘ Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol
โœ… Manage diabetes
๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Watch your waist and weight
๐Ÿ Eat healthy
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 #WorldHeartDayโค๏ธ!

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, accounting for nearly 1โƒฃ8โƒฃ million lives lost every year.

WHO calls on nations, communities and individuals to #UseHeart today and every day ๐Ÿ‘‰
Heart attacks and strokes can be prevented by

๐Ÿ’žAddressing high blood pressure & diabetes
๐ŸšญQuit smoking
๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Assessing cardiovascular disease risk

Health worker guide ๐Ÿ‘‰
More people die from heart disease ๐Ÿ’” 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.๐Ÿ‘‰
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4โƒฃ steps to stay fit to beat #COVID19:
๐ŸŠ eat a healthy diet
๐Ÿšญ #notobacco
๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ be physically active
๐Ÿบ stop harmful use of alcohol Image
Obesity could make you 7โƒฃ times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

Make sure you eat a healthy diet ๐Ÿฅ• & get enough physical activity ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ to keep healthy & #beatNCDs Image
Here is another good reason for saying #NoTobacco ๐Ÿšญ:
Smokers are 1.5 times more likely to get severe #COVID19.

It's time to quit ๐Ÿšฌ 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 ๐Ÿšฌ 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 billion๐ŸŒtobacco users quit.
Saying #NoTobacco๐Ÿšญis 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 ๐Ÿšญ

Access to nicotine patches, gums & professional advice are๐Ÿ”‘to achieve #NoTobacco๐Ÿšญ
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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