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Tobacco. ARIAtlas.org. Tobacco use increases the risk of death from ARIs . Source: ARIAtlas.org , World Lung Foundation 2010. Global Impact.

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tobacco

Tobacco

ARIAtlas.org

tobacco use increases the risk of death from aris
Tobacco use increases the risk of death from ARIs.

Source: ARIAtlas.org, World Lung Foundation 2010

global impact
Global Impact
  • Tobacco use is associated with some 241,000 deaths from acute respiratory infections annually. Adult smokers are more vulnerable to pneumonia, influenza, and TB, and their infections are generally more severe.
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Global Impact
  • Smoking in the household can impair the lung function of children. If a parent smokes, a child is approximately twice as likely to develop an acute respiratory infection severe enough to require hospitalization.
  • The burden of disease associated with tobacco will shift as smoking declines in developed countries and continues to increase in the developing world.
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Actions That Make a Difference

  • WHO’s MPOWER strategy provides an evidence-based roadmap to policymakers, advocates, and public health practitioners promoting tobacco control:
  • Monitor tobacco use and prevention policies
  • Protect people from tobacco smoke
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Actions That Make a Difference

  • Offer help to quit tobacco use
  • Warn about the dangers of tobacco
  • Enforce bans on tobacco advertising, promotion,andsponsorship
  • Raise taxes on tobacco
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