World No Tobacco Day – May 31, 2012
Cancer accounts for one in eight deaths globally. In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2008 report the global tobacco epidemic, by 2030, there will be more than 8 million deaths every year unless urgent action is taken. An estimated 80 percent of these deaths will occur in developing countries. According to research nearly 40 percent of cancers in adult males of Pakistan can be associated with tobacco. Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital remains dedicated towards awareness of harmful effects of tobacco including lung cancer.
Following anti-smoking souvenirs are available at hospital gift shop: