WHO set to help 100m people quit smoking in 22 countries

100m People

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday inaugurated a year-long campaign to get 100m people quit tobacco smoking in 22 high burden countries, including Nigeria. WHO, in a statement issued from its headquarters in Geneva, disclosed that a study revealed millions of smokers wanted to quit the habit amid health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. It said that the campaign would focus on high burden countries where the majority of the world’s tobacco users live. The countries include Nigeria, Timor-Leste, Ethiopia, Germany, Brazil, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia,…

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