More than five million people worldwide die annually from heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and other diseases. They have one thing in common —tobacco. This podcast discusses the health risks associated with using tobacco and encourages quitting all forms of the substance. Created: 5/26/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 5/26/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Step Away from Tobacco
World No Tobacco Day — May 31, 2011
Recorded: May 24, 2011; posted: May 26, 2011
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
Each year, more than five million people worldwide die from heart attacks, strokes, cancers, and other diseases, and they have one thing in common: they all used some form of tobacco. Smoking and chewing, the most common forms of tobacco use, often cause serious health problems, and even death. Quitting is the best way to avoid these problems. Each year, on May 31, the World Health Organization sponsors “World No-Tobacco Day.” Take your first step towards ending tobacco use today. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit smokefree.gov for quitting assistance.
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