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World No Tobacco Day Calls for Tobacco Reduction and #GetFit to Prevent Cancer

Visit

Visit the website (www.ge-getfit.com) to see how the power of social media is helping to spread the word on what the campaign is hoping to achieve.

World

World No Tobacco day falls on May 31st this year and aims to highlight the tobacco as the main causes of cancer in the industrialized world

Maintaining

Maintaining a healthy weight and diet, coupled with an increase in physical acitivity, are the key messages of this year's #GetFit campaign 

World No Tobacco Day—31st May 2013—is an opportunity for the World Health Organization (WHO) to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and promote the policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, the WHO have chosen the theme: "Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship."

Tobacco has been recognized as one of the main causes of cancer in the industrialized world. The rise in lung cancer in particular has been attributed to tobacco use and is one of the most widely known of tobacco's harmful effects on human health. Worldwide, Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year.*

GE Healthcare’s #GetFit campaign is designed to promote awareness of the damage tobacco can do to the human body and is actively encouraging ways in which people can improve their health and well-being. By sharing healthy habits and tips such as not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, eating properly, being physically active and getting recommended screening tests, the hope is many cancer deaths can be prevented.

The third annual #GetFit (www.ge-getfit.com) campaign was launched on May 28th. Visit the website to see how the power of social media is helping to spread the word on what the campaign is hoping to achieve and how you can get involved.
 

References

http://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/