World No Tobacco Day is held each year on May 31st by the World Health Organization (WHO). And this year the campaign’s focus is to increase the awareness of tobacco and how it’s linked to heart and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
Most people are aware that smoking isn’t good for them. But for some, quitting isn’t easy. According to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) more than a third of all smokers make at least one attempt to quit in any given year, but fewer succeed in the long term.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – COPD for short – is one of this country’s most common respiratory diseases. Yet according to the British Lung Foundation (BLF), millions of people across the UK have COPD but don’t realise it, suggesting awareness of the condition is low.
Experts behind National Eye Health Week (September 18 - 24) have warned that a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss that’s severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives, leaving them unable to do things such as drive.
We may be living longer than ever, but many people in the UK are spending their retirement living with ill health, says the latest campaign from Public Health England.