World Tobacco Day

first_imgDear Editor,World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to more than 7 million deaths each year worldwide, including 890,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty-one years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance around the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.YoursRooplall Dudhnathlast_img read more

Motorcyclist dies in Better Hope accident

first_imgA late night accident on Sunday resulted in the death of 27-year-old Cleon Perreira, a motorcyclist who was struck down by a car at Better Hope, East Coast Demerara.The driver of the motor car, a 19-year-old resident of Montrose, ECD was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations.Details will follow in the August 29, 2017 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img