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More than 100 people die each year in Cabo Verde due to tobacco consumption – INSP

Praia, May 31 (Inforpress) – More than 100 people die each year in Cabo Verde due to tobacco consumption, according to the INSP’s 2020 tobacco consumption report and tobacco control measures, published on the tobacco observatory’s website.

According to the document consulted by Inforpress, in the framework of the World No Tobacco Day, which is observed  today, the 104 deaths of people aged 30 years or older, registered in 2017, were related to diseases caused by smoking, which is considered a public health problem in Cabo Verde.

The National Institute of Public Health (INSP) points to smoking as the main risk factor in the three main causes of death in Cabo Verde, namely cardiovascular diseases, cancers and respiratory infections.

The report also stresses that tobacco is the second most consumed licit substance in Cabo Verde, with the current prevalence in the 25-64 age group being 8.1%.

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