October 21, 2021

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease

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New report shows tobacco use is falling, but more needed to protect people from heart diseases and other noncommunicable diseases Geneva/Washington D.C., 31 May, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed […]

Message by Cayman Islands Minister of Health Hon. Dwayne Seymour to mark World No Tobacco Day 31 May 2018

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Another World No Tobacco Day is here. Every year on 31 May the Cayman Islands joins countries around the globe to shine a spotlight on health and other risks associated with tobacco use. This year’s observance focuses on tobacco as a leading cause of heart and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) —connections of which many are unaware. […]

Innovative solutions needed for sustainable health care

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By Prof Ernest Madu From Jamaica Observer CARDIOVASCULAR Diseases (CVD) were responsible for less than 10 per cent of all global deaths at the dawn of the 20th century. By 2001, CVDs were responsible for about 30 per cent of all deaths worldwide, fuelled mainly by the rapid rise in the epidemic of cardiovascular diseases […]