Monday, May 28, 2012

25 Sri Lankans Died Daily Due To Tobabaco Related Illnesses

Around 25 people have died daily due to tobacco related diseases in Sri Lanka the resident representative of World Health Organization (WHO) in Sri Lanka Dr.F.R Mehrha has said to day(28th).The total number of  tobacco related deaths is11 percent of  total number of  non communicable disease patients Dr.Mehtha stated.

Around 350 deaths occurred daily in Sri Lanka due to non communicable diseases and out of  this number  214 are tobacco related deaths he stressed.

He made these remarks when addressing a Media Seminar on "World No Tobacco Day" held in Health Education Bureau ,Colombo today.

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