More funding needed for tobacco control to reduce cancer incidence

Marking World No Tobacco Day on 31st May, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) urges governments around the world to reduce tobacco-related cancer deaths and other diseases by increasing investment in tobacco control.

Tobacco use contributes to the development of at least 20 different types of cancer and is a preventable cause of some 2.4 million cancer-related deaths globally every year.

Aligning with the theme for World No Tobacco Day 2021 “Commit to quit”, UICC urges governments to promote cessation and prevention by enacting proven regulatory measures that help people quit tobacco and curb first-time use. Each dollar invested now not only saves lives, but also reduces future health costs many times over.

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Type of Resource: 
Press release
Publish Date: 
31 May 2021
Last update: 
Thursday 11 November 2021