Wednesday, 6 June 2012

165,000 kanak-kanak mati akibat asap rokok

Ini adalah dapatan dari Persatuan Kesihatan Sedunia WHO.

Kanak-kanak lebih berisiko menghidap penyakit seperti asma serta masalah pernafasan yang boleh membawa maut akibat asap rokok terutama dari bapa mereka yang merokok.

Merokok bukan di tempat yang terbuka mendatangkan risiko asap rokok pasif kepada mereka yang tidak merokok.

More than 600,000 people, including 165,000 children, die every year from passive smoking, a report from World Health Organisation experts says today.

The biggest impact on children is in the developing world. "Two-thirds of these deaths occur in Africa and south Asia," the authors write in the medical journal The Lancet.

"Children's exposure to second-hand smoke most likely happens at home.In 2004, the most recent year with comprehensive data, passive smoking is estimated to have caused an estimated 379,000 deaths from ischaemic heart disease, 165,000 from lower respiratory infections, 36,900 from asthma and 21,400 from lung cancer - around 1% of deaths worldwide.

Children are unable to escape second-hand smoke at home. They are more likely than adults to suffer health damage from passive smoking, such as asthma or breathing problems.To protect women and children, they say that education campaigns on the dangers of indoor smoking are needed."

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