• 1

    Ratify and implement the F.C.T.C treaty and make it a reality on the ground

  • 4

    Tobacco farming health impact & child labor in Africa

  • 5

    Tobacco companies targeting youth in Africa

  • Enforce Bans on tobacco advertising promotion   sponsorship in Africa

    Enforce Bans on tobacco advertising,promotion and sponsorship in Africa

  • 2
    More than 1,200 women die every week in Africa due to Tobacco related diseases
  • Increased Taxes lead to reduced death  diseases from  tobacco

    Increased Taxes lead to reduced death  diseases from  tobacco

  • 7

    Over 3 Million children in Africa continue to use tobacco each day

  • Cessation Quit programs in Africa to assist the smoker in  quittingCessation Quit programs in Africa to assist the smoker in  quitting

    Reduction of exposure to secondhand smoke

 

The Death Clock keeps a running tally of how many people have died from tobacco related diseases since 28 October 1999 in Africa. That’s the date of the first meeting of the working group on the future World health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

 According to the Tobacco atlas approximately 180,000 people die from tobacco related diseases in Africa every year. This is equivalent to 1 death every 20 seconds! These figures have only been gathered from the FCTC Member states in Africa; several countries within the continent have not had their data included the tally.

 Watch it carefully, every few seconds another death is added to the total number of deaths continent wide.

The Clock continues ticking on the A.T.F.I website


SOURCE: WORLD LUNG FOUNDATION  http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/

AFRICA’S DEATH CLOCK

 

People have died from tobacco-related diseases in Africa since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.

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