Posted: 18.06.2024 15:23:00

WHO: four major industries cause 2.7m deaths each year in Europe

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 2.7 million people in Europe die annually from four types of products, TASS reports


The WHO Regional Office for Europe report notes that tobacco, ultra-processed foods (UPFs), fossil fuels and alcohol cause 19 million deaths per year worldwide, accounting for 34 percent of all deaths, including 2.7 million people across Europe.

The organisation stressed that companies that produce such goods mislead consumers, making false claims about the benefits or absence of harm from their products. Due to such marketing tricks, efforts to prevent and combat non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes are being nullified.

In this regard, WHO insists on stricter regulation of marketing rules regarding unhealthy products and increased taxation for multinational corporations manufacturing products from the categories listed in the report.