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2013年9月13日 金曜日

Limiting the Use of Tobacco Saves Lives August 27, 2013

センター北 井上歯科クリニック 院長 井上です。

念のため、昨日の原文です。

 According to the World Health Organization, certain tobacco control measures can help prevent millions of death around the world.
 The WHO announced that hundreds of millions of non-smokers are now less predisposed to start smoking because of successful anti-tobacco campaigns worldwide. The recent report says that three billion people are now covered by at least one of the WHO's control measures against tobacco.
 In 2008, the organization announced its six tobacco control measures, commonly abbreviated as MPOWER. MPOWER includes monitoring tobacco use, protecting people from cigar smoke, offering help to quit smoking, warning people about the perils of tobacco, enforcing bans on advertising, and raising taxes on tobacco.
Smoking is proven to cause cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. According to the WHO, tobacco kills six million people every year─more than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. However, the WHO believes that this vice is the most preventable cause of death in the world.
 According to the report, 41 countries are now implementing at least one of the six MPOWER measures. Out of these countries, 24 have implemented total bans on tobacco advertising. The WHO wants to double downon the advertising ban as it is one of the most effective measures in limiting tobacco use.
 Douglas Betcher of the WHO said that countries implementing these control measures have already saved about 7.4 million lives since 2010. Some of these countries include China, Thailand, Turkey, and Australia.


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