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Nigeria joins the rest of the global to mark World No Tobacco Day

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As Nigeria joins the rest of the global community to mark World No Tobacco Day today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed its concerns over the harmful influences of the tobacco industry on youth, just as it says an estimated 75 percent of global deaths from tobacco smoking is reported in developing countries.
The World No Tobacco Day is marked every May 31st, and this year, World Health Organisation and public health champions from across the globe are coming together to advocate for an end to the targeting of youth with harmful tobacco products, while urging governments to adopt policies that shield young people from the manipulative practices of the tobacco and related industries.
Though WHO acknowledges that cigarette smoking has decreased over the years due to phenomenal efforts by the tobacco control community, according to recent data, worldwide, at least 37 million young people aged 13–15 years use some form of tobacco.

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