South Asia expands public smoking bans

child inhaling smoke from cigarette

child inhaling smoke from cigarette

Tobacco is a public health threat around the world, but in South Asia it kills over a million people a year.

South Asia is also a major producer and exporter of tobacco, making it an important

source of income. But advances are being made to deter future generations from picking up this deadly habit.

World No Tobacco Day observed on May 31 is trying to expand smoke free areas to protect people from the dangers of second hand smoke.

Dr. Nyo Nyo Kyiang, WHO's Regional Advisor for the Tobacco Free Initiative in South-East Asia explained to Jocelyne Sambira how tobacco use is deeply ingrained in the Asian culture.

duration: 2’32″

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