The number of smokers in the world has gradually decreased in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The agency called on countries to step up tobacco control measures to prevent the deaths of millions of people worldwide due to tobacco addiction. News AFP.
The WHO released a report on tobacco use on Tuesday. According to the new report, in 2020, there were about 130 million people who smoked. The number of smokers in the world has decreased compared to the previous year. In 2019, the total number of smokers in the world was 132 crores.
According to the World Health Organization, 38.6 percent of men and 7.6 percent of women worldwide used tobacco products last year. However, the biggest concern is that 36 million adolescents between the ages of 13 and 15 are addicted to tobacco products.
According to the report, the number of smokers in the world is expected to come down to 128 crore by 2025. Despite the increase in population around the world, the number of smokers in the world will decrease by 50 million in seven years. The WHO report, however, did not identify electronic cigarette users.
The report also found that in 2000, one-third of the world’s people over the age of 15 used tobacco products. However, this number will decrease further by 2025. By that time, one-fifth of the population over the age of 15 is expected to be addicted to tobacco.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Gebreasus, says it is encouraging to see fewer people use tobacco products each year.
“We still have a long way to go,” Tedros Adhanom said. Tobacco companies make huge profits by selling their deadly products. For this, they sing Safai for it. They will continue to use every tactic at hand in this work. ‘
More than 6 million deaths a year
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more than six million people worldwide each year. Most of them use tobacco directly. However, 12 lakh people are losing their lives due to exposure to non-smokers only.
The report on Tuesday said that despite the decline in the use of tobacco products, the number of deaths due to tobacco use has risen for some time. This is because those who use tobacco directly are slowly losing their lives as a result of exposure to tobacco products.
The World Health Organization praised 60 countries in the report for being on the right track to reducing tobacco use between 2010 and 2015. When the WHO last published a report on the use of tobacco products worldwide, there were 32 such countries.
“We are seeing great progress in many countries, but this success is fragile,” said Ruidiger Krech, WHO’s head of health promotion.