At a conservative estimate, tobacco kills more than 650,000 people every year in the European Union alone. Many of these deaths are due to respiratory disease. Action needs to be taken in many forms to reduce this preventable morbidity and mortality.
Tobacco smoking is a chronic disease. It is the single biggest cause of death and disease within the European Union (EU), despite the progress that has been made in tobacco control….Quitting and smoking reduction
Quitting has immediate and long term benefits. It’s never too late to stop smoking. It has even been proven that lung cancer patients who quit smoking have better treatment outcomes than those who continue to smoke…. Burden in Europe
More than 650,000 Europeans are killed every year because they smoke, which equates to one in seven deaths across the EU. In fact, half of all smokers will die from their habit, and will lose on average 14 years of their life-span…. Different forms of tobacco smoking
Most of data presented on smoking comes from cigarette smoking; however, other forms of tobacco smoking can be just as damaging….
Environmental tobacco smoke
Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is also known as “second-hand smoke”, “passive smoking” or “involuntary smoking” (breathing in the smoke from nearby smokers).