WHO warns that 1.9 million people die each year from tobacco-induced heart and coronary disease

 A new bulletin published by the World Health Organization, the World Heart Federation and the University of Newcastle in Australia on the eve of World Heart Day on September 29 stated that 1.9 million people die from heart disease caused by tobacco each year. The report warns that this is equivalent to one in five deaths from heart disease. The briefing also shows that smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco, dry snuff and moist snuff) causes about 200,000 deaths from coronary heart disease each year. E-cigarettes can also increase blood pressure, thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease. (interface)