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Today is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day.

Over 250 MILLION people 🌍 suffer from #COPD globally.

COPD is not curable, but treatment can relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and reduce the risk of death.

It’s time for #HealthForAll
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre DYK: Over 3 MILLION people died from #COPD in 2015 alone.

Over 9 out of 10 COPD deaths occur in low­ and middle­-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre These are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:
🔻Tobacco smoking (including passive exposure) 🚬
🔻Indoor air pollution 🔥 🥘
🔻Outdoor air pollution 🏙
🔻Occupational dusts & chemicals 🏗 #COPD
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There is something ghoulish about too much sugar

SUGAR intake is one of the key risk factors in the development of #diabetes type 2

@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO This is not one of those #HappyHalloween disguises

Tobacco is deadly in any form or disguise ☠️

Say #NoTobacco🚭
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO Do you know what's scary? No, not 👻🧟‍♂️

A can of soda can contain about 8.5 teaspoons of sugar.
WHO recommends consuming no more than 12 teaspoons of sugar per day

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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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Cervical #cancer is an entirely preventable disease.
There is no reason any woman should die from it.
And yet they do.
Last year, almost 100,000 women lost their lives to cervical cancer in @WHOSEARO region #RC72
@WHOSEARO @DrTedros @WHOThailand @WHOTimorLeste @WHOMaldives @WHOIndonesia @WHOSriLanka "Countries that invest in emergency preparedness will save lives, and save money"-@DrTedros at #RC72
@WHOSEARO @DrTedros @WHOThailand @WHOTimorLeste @WHOMaldives @WHOIndonesia @WHOSriLanka Tobacco, remains the biggest cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the @WHOSEARO region, despite signs of declining tobacco use

#RC72 #NoTobacco
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We all know someone suffering from:

Lung disease
Heart diseases

These noncommunicable diseases are the 🌍's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

We need your help to #BeatNCDs!
Tobacco. 🚬
Alcohol. 🍻
Air pollution. 🏭
Unhealthy diet. 🍔
Physical inactivity. 🛋️

These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.
Let's #BeatNCDs.
@pahowho @WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO Noncommunicable diseases kill 41 million people prematurely every year, many of them in the prime of life.

41 MILLION lives.
41 MILLION families affected.

But we could save nearly 10 million lives by 2025. Let's #BeatNCDs
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NEW #NoTobacco report: 5 billion people today live in countries that have introduced measures incl.:
🚭complete smoking bans,
🚭large graphic warnings on packaging and
🚭other effective tobacco control measures
#NoTobacco interventions save lives & 💸 from averted 🏥 expenditure:
•Monitor 🚬 use & prevention policies
•Protect people from 🚬
•Offer help to quit 🚬
•Warn people about the dangers of 🚬
•Enforce bans on 🚬 advertising, promotion & sponsorship
•Raise 🚬 taxes
NEW #NoTobacco report:
Over 1/2 of the 🌏🌍🌎’s population benefit from large graphic health warnings featuring all @FCTCofficial recommended characteristics

#NoTobacco 🚭
#NoTobacco 🚭
#NoTobacco 🚭
#NoTobacco 🚭
#NoTobacco 🚭
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1. In this thread, we'll share a series of articles detailing why the @ilo should cut ties with the tobacco industry.

2. FYI, the ILO Technical meeting to promote an exchange of views on the further development and implementation of the integrated strategy to address decent work deficits in the tobacco sector is taking place in Kampala, Uganda (3-5 July 2019)…
3. The tobacco sector has a big child labour problem

"For many farmers, tobacco cultivation is a vital source of income. One big problem – much of the labour is carried out by children."…

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