WHO advises against tobacco use

GIS:-More than seven million people die from tobacco use every year.

Saint Lucia joined the rest of the world to highlight the health and associated risks of tobacco use, and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.

World No Tobacco Day was observed on May 31, under the theme “Tobacco – a Threat to Development.”

Charmaine Hippolyte, Director of the ‎Substance Abuse Advisory Council Secretariat said tobacco negatively impacts those who use it. She added that controlling the tobacco epidemic can save lives, reducing health inequalities, break the cycle of poverty, contribute to ending hunger, promote economic growth, and combat climate change. However, a collaborated effort to curb tobacco consumption is needed.

More than seven million people die from tobacco use every year, a figure that is predicted to grow without intensified action. Tobacco use is a threat to everyone, regardless of gender, age, race, cultural or educational background.

The World Health Organization noted that mortality figures across the globe are predicted to grow to more than eight million a year by 2030 without intensified action implemented against tobacco consumption.


  1. Anonymous
    June 3, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Yet still it remains legal and marijuana illegal. This whole world is crap.

  2. Anonymous
    June 3, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    Msrijuana is also dangerous to your heslth. Damages your brsin cells causes Seizures and makes you impotent not to mention memory loss

    1. Anonymous
      June 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      No, no, and no. There is a possibility that chemically altered skunk can do that, or skunk smoked with cigarette. Marijuana STOPS seizures. Marijuana is an aphrodisiac.

      Marijuana is legally used in America to treat:
      hepatitis C
      wasting diseases
      seizures and epilepsy
      post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
      Lou Gehrig’s disease
      multiple sclerosis
      Alzheimer’s disease

  3. Anonymous
    June 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I am talking from personal experience. Medicinal Marijuana may have its benefits but certainly NOT THE one we spoke in st.lucia. Damages your brain cells over time and so does alcohol

    1. Anon1
      June 4, 2017 at 5:14 am

      Pure HYPOCRISY.

      Cannabis illegal and doesn’t cause 7 million deaths a year.

      Tobacco and Alcohol do yet remain a legitimate billion dollar industry. Mmmmm