the Decline in tobacco use among men worldwide marks a turning point in the fight against tobacco, says WHO chief.
tobacco use among men is for the first time at the retreat.
It informs the world health Organization (WHO) in its annual global tobaksrapport Thursday.
the WHO call it a "huge turning point" in efforts to put an end to the world's deadly tobacco dependence.
While the number of women who use tobacco, fell by about 100 million between 2000 and 2018, increased the number of male tobacco users in the same period by about 40 million.
the WHO expects two million fewer men will use tobacco in the coming year compared with 2018. And in 2025 it will be six million fewer.
This writes the news agency dpa.
however, It is still women who release their nicotine dependence soon. In 2020, nine million fewer women to use tobacco in relation to 2018. And in 2025 it will be 32 million fewer than in 2018.
In 2000 spent about a third of the world's population over the age of 15 regularly tobacco. It includes cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, tyggetobak, snuff and similar products - but not e-cigarettes. In 2015 it was about a quarter.
According to estimates from the world health organization, the number of tobacco users in absolute numbers from approximately 1.4 billion in 2000 to around 1.3 billion in 2018. 80 percent of all tobacco users were men.
- the Decline in tobacco use among men marks a turning point in the fight against tobacco, said the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statement Thursday.
According to the WHO the boss the reason for the decline is found in the governments of individual countries, which have been harder for the tobacco industry.
Here at home was a tobakshandleplan presented on Wednesday.
S-the government has, together with The Radicals, SF, Enhedslisten, the Alternative, the liberals and The Conservatives signed the agreement, which aims to ensure a smoke-free generation by 2030.
In the blueprint is aftalepartierne among other things, agreed that there must be non-school hours for pupils in all primary schools, boarding schools and secondary schools, who have a record of the children and young people under the age of 18 years.
Furthermore, we must introduce standardised packaging for all tobacco products and e-cigarettes, and all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and nicotine products must be hidden at virtually any point of sale.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 03:00