World #NoTobacco Day Webinar: #EndTobacco is an imperative for #healthjustice

2019 World No Tobacco Day Podcast: #EndTobacco is an imperative for SDGs

This podcast features luminary experts on tobacco control and public health, who discuss why ending tobacco epidemic is vital to deliver on UN Sustainable Development Goals. This special Podcast produced around World No Tobacco Day 2019, feature following experts: Dr Kerstin Schotte, World Health Organization (WHO); Prof Rama Kant, WHO Director General's WNTD Awardee, founder leader of Vote For Health (formerly Indian Society Against Smoking); Prof Surya Kant, Head, Respiratory Medicine Department, King George's Medical University (KGMU) and President, National College of Chest Physicians; Prof Rishi Sethi, Cardiology Department, KGMU and Cardiological Society of India (CSI)'s Executive Committee; Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India and Governing Council member of International AIDS Society (IAS).

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Dr Amitava Acharrya, CNS Correspondent, India
Photo credit: CNS (Durban, South Africa: 2017)
Human health is an equilibrium condition of physical, mental and social health. Traditionally, human beings are a group of socially dependent mammals where family and society have a major role in the development of human behavior, morality, ethics and the way of life. This becomes all the more pronounced in countries like India, where a strong traditional and cultural bond runs in its milieu.

World No Tobacco Day Webinar: #EndTobacco is an imperative for health justice

[Watch webinar recording] [listen to Podcast] More than 7 million people die due to tobacco use every year. Every tobacco-related, untimely death could have been averted, and every tobacco-related disease, prevented. Tobacco is also a common risk factor for major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as world's biggest killer cardiovascular diseases (CVDs including heart disease and stroke), cancers, diabetes, chronic respiratory diseases, etc, which account for over 70% of deaths worldwide.