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Tobacco On Track to Kill One Billion in 21st Century

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco will kill nearly six million people this year, including 600,000 non-smokers. If current trends continue, tobacco could be killing eight million a year by 2030 and could ultimately be responsible for one billion deaths in the 21st century. The WHO has therefore been pushing for more countries to sign its Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a treaty that obliges signatories to implement measures aimed at cutting smoking rates, protecting people from secondhand smoke, and curbing tobacco advertising and promotion. More… Discuss

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