1.1 billion people in the world and 11-15 percent of teens between 13-15 years smoke. 60 percent of them state that they want to quit smoking. Each year 7 million of the population smoking passes away. Moreover, smoking does not only harm your health, but it also increases the environmental pollution with 4.5 billion cigarette stubs left in the nature every year. However, after quitting smoking, blood pressure and cardiac rhythm return back to normal within 20 minutes, the risk of heart attack decreases significantly within 24 hours and life expectancy reaches the same level as a non-smoker within 10 years.
AXA Group leading insurance company of the world collaborated with Tobacco Free Portfolios (TFP), a global civil society movement conducting activities to prevent the investments for tobacco products for the world without tobacco under May 31st World No-Tobacco Day. AXA Group and TFP prepared a digital video series called #TobaccoFreeMe in this context and aimed to explain the harms of smoking, methods to quit smoking and whether a future without tobacco products is possible. It invites more people to quit smoking. These videos could be watched on the official webpage and the official YouTube account of AXA Group. These platforms also include the opinions of the experts who have been working in this field for many years.
AXA having the mission to contribute to have a better life for individuals and transforming from being payer to a solution partner focuses on preventive steps as a company offering insurance solutions in the healthcare. In this context, the company leads the way in the global insurance sector in 2016 announcing that they will not insure tobacco producers and will remove the assets from its portfolio worth about 1.8 million euros in the tobacco industry. In 2018, the AXA Group announced that it was also a signatory of the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge, which was implemented by TFP.
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Lastmod: 17 Haziran 2019, 21:54