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Smoking kills six million people every year, - UN

600,000 deaths occur among passive smokers annually
20:54, 23 December 2018

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About 6 million people die annually in the world because of smoking; 600 thousand of them are passive smokers. This was reported by the United Nations on Twitter.

"The epidemy of smoking kills about 6 million lives a year: 5 million die due to the direct effects of tobacco, another 600 thousand deaths occur among passive smokers," the report said.

According to the UN, the economic losses from smoking exceed $ 1.4 trillion a year.

Previously, the Health Minister of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun said that smoking provokes not only lung cancer, but also a number of other diseases.

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Earlier, we reported that health and epidemiological monitoring will be increased in the conditions of martial law introduced in ten regions of Ukraine. The press office of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported.

It is reported that the population would be receiving all necessary medical services, as usual. The working regime of medical facilities remains unchanged.

‘In particular, the medical facilities do vaccinations against infectious diseases, provide drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis and HIV infections, give advice on the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, allows to order and conduct appropriate laboratory and instrumental studies in laboratory centers,’ reads the message.

Meanwhile, the regions where martial law is introduced environmental monitoring to be enhanced and all objects of the unified state system of civil protection are setting at ready. Besides, the structure of the Public Health Center is working in the enhanced mode for response actions during the emergency situations, as stipulated by the International Health Regulations.

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