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Stop TB Partnership's launch the "Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015," but, the promise of breakthroughs in the near future should not delay individual countries from adopting current best practice in the fight against TB.
It is predicted that in 2030 12.5 million deaths (17% of all deaths) will be caused by lung disease. This mortality rate is so high in part because many thousands of people with a preventable form of lung disease go undiagnosed, especially in low and middle income countries.
Several bands hail from countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, where laws have been introduced to prevent tobacco companies from sponsoring sporting and entertainment events.
At the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in Beijing, China, the World Heart Federation strongly urged cardiologists to ensure that patients and policymakers understand the devastating impact of tobacco on heart health, and called upon cardiologists to take action to reduce tobacco use and exposure.