UP observes World Anti-Tobacco Day

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Lucknow, May 31 (UNI) To stop the increasing consumption of tobacco, a seminar was today organised in Uttar Pradesh capital on the occasion of World Anti-Tobacco Day.

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics, as many as 80,000 to 1,00,000 youths, between the age group of 13 to 15 years, start smoking across the World daily.

The seminar, which was called by Cancer Aid Society, noted that tobacco was the only consumer product that kills 50 per cent of its regular user by causing life threatening diseases -- heart, lung and cancer.

Of the cancer deaths, 30-35 per cent were caused by tobacco.

UP Health minister Anant Kumar Mishra also participated in the programme.

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