Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Yes, each day, or an estimated number of 90,000 person a year, from smoking-related illnesses, cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic diseases, and cancers, especially lung cancers. In Malaysia about 10,000, and Vietnam at least 40,000, die annually from tobacco-related conditions. Indonesia?s death toll is the worst: 400,000 a year. The sad fact is that official global tobacco youth survey has revealed that the smoking prevalence among Filipino youth had jumped from 15 percent in 2003 to 22 percent in 2007, and 29 percent in 2010 and expected to go even higher as the years approaches . What do you think is the percentage as of today?