World No Tobacco Day; Health risks of Shisha and other tobacco products.

May 31st is World No Tobacco Day and thus an important date on the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health, Uganda calendar.

The extent of the human and economic burden that results from tobacco use is jaw dropping. Globally, tobacco kills more than 8 million people per year with over 7 million of these deaths resulting from direct use of tobacco and approximately 1.2 million as a result of exposure to second-hand smoke by non-smokers.