The fatal link between tobacco and cardiovascular diseases in the WHO South-East Asia Region, May 2018
The most common way by which tobacco kills is by causing CVDs, including heart disease and stroke. The good news is that quitting tobacco use at any age reduces the risk of CVDs immediately.
Noncommunicable diseases are the no. 1 killers in the WHO SEA Region
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) — mainly cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and cancer — are top killers in the South-East Asia Region, claiming an estimated 8.5 million lives each year.
Prevention & Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
Department of Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments
World Health Organization
Regional Office for South-East Asia