Sunday, May 9, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Tobacco Kills 20% of All People Who Die From Coronary Heart Disease...

Tobacco Kills 20% of All People Who Die From Coronary Heart Disease Every Year

While it is not easy to quit smoking, tools such as nicotine patches are available to help

The World Health Organization reports tobacco kills 1.9 million people, or 20 percent of all those who die every year from coronary heart disease. In advance of World Heart Day (September 29), WHO, the World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle Australia have released a new report warning of the dangers of tobacco-induced heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death on Earth, killing an estimated 17.9 million people every year. The World Health Organization reports smoking and second-hand smoke are responsible for nearly two million of these deaths.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

Director for Health Promotion at WHO, Ruediger Krech said smokers should take heart. All is not lost. He told VOA even life-long smokers who quit their deadly habit can prevent dying prematurely from heart attack or stroke.

“That’s the good news. If tobacco users take immediate action now and quit, then their risk of heart disease will decrease by 50 percent after one year of not smoking. So, you can, if you quit smoking now, you can have immediate health effects on that,”

he said.

Tobacco Causes One in Five Deaths from Heart Disease
There are about 400 million people who want to quit smoking because of COVID-19. Unsplash

Besides tobacco use, major risk factors for heart disease include lack of exercise, unhealthy diet, high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and being overweight.

WHO also warns high blood pressure and heart disease increase the risk of severe COVID-19. Krech said people are beginning to understand that smoking during a raging pandemic is not a good idea.

Also Read: Pandemic May Cause a Global Tsunami of Mental Health Problems: Researchers

“There are about 400 million people who want to quit smoking because of COVID-19. They now realize that a pandemic like this which is in the respiratory tract actually—you are more vulnerable, and you will actually develop more severe symptoms,”

he said.

While it is not easy to quit smoking, tools such as nicotine patches are available to help. WHO warns against using smokeless tobacco, which every year, it says, causes around 200,000 deaths from coronary heart disease. It adds e-cigarettes also raise blood pressure, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as COVID-19.

Krech said governments can help people quit by creating communal smoke-free zones, banning tobacco advertising and raising taxes on these deadly commodities. (VOA)

STAY CONNECTED

19,511FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Cleopatra: Last Queen Of The Nile

By- Khushi Bisht Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator is one of history's most influential and prominent female rulers, having reigned as Egypt's last queen in the...

History Of Mother’s Day

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY Mother's Day has been observed for hundreds of years now. The origins of Mother's Day can be traced back to ancient Greek...

Breathing Exercises To Strengthen Your Respiratory System

While Covid-19 cases continue to surge, we need to be even more vigilant, while staying at home and keeping ourselves healthy and fit. While...

A Makeover Guide For All Mothers Out There

For generations, mothers have been a force of nature doing the heavy lifting when it comes to raising children right; keeping them safe, and...

Covid-19 May Cause Long-Lasting Harm To Heart: Doctors

A large number of recovered patients from Covid-19 have encountered heart problems and even patients with existing heart problems have felt its effects. The...

Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special With These Gifts

Thinking about what to get your mum for Mother's Day? Check out our compilation of ideas which makes for the perfect gift for mums...

Research Reveals Why Some Patients May Test Positive For Covid-19 After Recovery

Some virus RNA can be reverse transcribed and inserted into the human genome, finds a new study, which may explain why some people who...

Life In The Clock Tower Valley: Spelling Life In Kashmir Valley

Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have...

Recent Comments