World No Tobacco Day 2018
Tobacco and Heart Disease
Tobacco use is an important risk factor for development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Cardiovascular diseases kill more people than any other cause of death worldwide. Tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke contribute to nearly 12% of all heart disease deaths. After High blood pressure, tobacco use is the second leading cause of cardiovascular diseases.
Regional Workshop for mHealth Interventions to Prevent and Control NCDs in the South-East Asia Region
New Delhi, 18-19 December, 2017 – WHO-SEARO organized Regional Workshop for mHealth Interventions to Prevent and Control NCDs in the South-East Asia Region in New Delhi, India, 18-19 December, 2017. The objective was to promote and accelerate implementation of mHealth initiatives for prevention and control of NCDs and risk factors in SEAR Member States. The workshop was opened by Dr Pem Namgyal, Director, Programme Management. The workshop was attended by 66 participants including representatives from SEAR countries, experts, academicians and researchers from member countries.
SEA Regional Response Plan for Integration of TB and Tobacco - 2017-2021
The Regional TB Tobacco Response Plan for South-East Asia Region is prepared in view of many Member States facing the double burden of tobacco and tuberculosis.
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2017
More people than ever before are covered by life-saving tobacco control policies, including in the South-East Asia Region. That’s one of the findings of a new WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, which documents how 63% of the world’s population is now covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure mandated by the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), from graphic warnings on tobacco packages to bans on tobacco advertising. Tobacco currently kills more than 7 million people annually.