The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by 2020 tobacco will become the leading cause of death and disability, killing more than 10 million people each year, thus causing more deaths worldwide than HIV, turberculosis, maternal mortality, car accidents, suicide and homicide combined.
|Stop: leave the pack behind.|
Press release -- 25 May 1999
In message on occasion of World No tobacco Day, Secretary-General joins call to smokers everywhere to 'leave the pack behind'
Audio -- 24 May 1999
World Health Assembly paves way for framework convention on tobacco control
PAHO -- The Pan American Health Organization
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