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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May, 2017

Tobacco kills almost 7 million people every year, 6 million because of direct tobacco use, and around 890 000 nonsmokers exposed to second hand smoke. Today, according to the World Health organization more than a billion people worldwide smoke, among them 80% are from low- and middle-income countries. It is ...

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Tobacco control

According to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) tobacco control means a range of measures and activities that reduce supply and demand of tobacco products, as well as health consequences of their use that aim to improve the health of population by eliminating or reducing ...

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Tuberculosis control

In the 21st century, tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s largest public health problems. Despite the fact that with timely diagnosis and proper treatment most people can be cured, this disease causes death of 5000 people every day. (more about tuberculosis) Tuberculosis control is defined by the World Health ...

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Infectious diseases and vaccination

Infectious (contagious) diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that spread directly or indirectly from one person to another (WHO). The causative agent of the infectious disease is a microorganism that causes the disease, its toxic product or prion. The source of infection is ...

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