Since 1988 WHO has used different tobacco-related themes to focus attention on the worldwide health threat created by tobacco use. Tobacco use, which is the single most preventable cause of death, currently kills nearly 6 million people around the world each year, including those who breathe in secondhand smoke. By 2030 the number killed from using tobacco could rise to 8 million, with more than 80% of these deaths occurring in counties with low- and middle-income populations.
While this year’s theme is ban advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products, the ultimate goal is to protect the global population from the health and economic consequences associated with tobacco.
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