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Video: The Number Of Smoking Men Has Decreased In The World
The number of smoking men has decreased in the world
For the first time, the World Health Organization recorded a decrease in the number of smokers among men. The agency believes that this is an important sign of progress in the fight against diseases associated with smoking.
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For the first time, the World Health Organization recorded a decrease in the number of smokers among men. The agency believes that this is an important sign of progress in the fight against diseases associated with smoking. This is reported in a new WHO report.
Currently, three quarters of tobacco consumers are men. The number of men who smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products has grown steadily over the past 20 years. Between 2000 and 2018, the use of tobacco products declined by about 4%, but this decline was mainly due to women.
The WHO believes that tobacco control measures have played an important role in the global reduction in tobacco consumption: smoking bans in public places, taxes on tobacco products, advertising bans, and offering support to those who want to quit smoking.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said the data is "a turning point in tobacco control."
New WHO projections suggest that the number of men who use tobacco products will continue to decline in the coming years. It is expected that in 2020 their number will decrease by 2 million, and by 2025 - by another 4 million.
The WHO report did not include e-cigarettes. The agency is at a loss to say whether their widespread use has contributed to the decline in cigarette smoking rates.
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