WHO launches ‘Quit Tobacco App’ for smokers
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the ‘Quit Tobacco App’ to help people give up the use of tobacco in all forms, including smokeless and other newer products. The app helps users to identify the triggers, set their targets, manage cravings and stay focused to quit smoking.
Tobacco use is a significant risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic
lung diseases and diabetes. It kills nearly 8 million persons every year and claims 1.6 million lives in the WHO South-East Asia
Region which is amongst the largest producers and consumers of tobacco products.
The ‘WHO Quit Tobacco App’ is the latest tobacco control initiative by the WHO South-East Asia Region. It was launched during WHO’s year-long ‘Commit to quit’ campaign.