Tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it kills nearly six million people each year. Most of them are users or ex-users of tobacco and more than 600,000 of them die due to exposure to second-hand smoke.
The consequences of poisoning from tobacco smoking happen gradually. Over the long term, smoking leads people to develop health problems like heart disease, stroke, emphysema (breakdown of lung tissue), and many types of cancer.
- Written by Rachel Ann Doreen D. Nadal