Every year the world economy loses from Smoking a trillion dollars. In Russia are already thinking about the new ban

The world health organization and the us national cancer Institute released a report which says that the global economy annually loses more than a trillion dollars due to the effects of Smoking, writes Reuters.

This amount includes the cost of treatment of diseases caused by Smoking, and reduced productivity. In the future the damage will only increase, according to the report. The amount of damage already far exceeds the income of tobacco companies, valued at 269 billion dollars in 2013-2014.

Who estimates that by 2030 the number of deaths caused by Smoking will increase from the current six million per year to eight million. Mainly due to countries with low and middle income population.

Tobacco use is one of the main risk factors for the development of a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, lung disease and cardiovascular disease. Despite this, tobacco use is widespread throughout the world. In a number of countries have adopted laws that restrict tobacco advertising, establishing the circle of persons who can buy and consume tobacco products, and regulatory areas for Smoking.

In the 20th century, tobacco caused 100 million deaths. If current trends continue in the 21st century because it will happen to one billion deaths.

Meanwhile, Russian media published excerpts from a new concept anti-Smoking policy prepared by the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation. The full text is not yet available, but individual provisions look pretty radical, said Lenta.ru.

In particular, it is proposed to completely close the access of tobacco products to Russians born after 2014. In addition, the Department intends to force smokers to work longer than their non-Smoking colleagues. Among the possible measures, the environmental tax for consumers of tobacco, which I propose to introduce in 2018.

We will remind, in Ukraine, tentatively in March shall earn the national service to provide professional assistance in Smoking cessation.




Every year the world economy loses from Smoking a trillion dollars. In Russia are already thinking about the new ban 10.01.2017

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