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Catastrophic Toll of Tobacco Worldwide
2009.08.26
Tobacco kills some six million people each year, estimated by American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation.

According to The Tobacco Atlas, third edition, around two million people will die from cancer and drain US$500 billion annually from global economies per year. By 2030, 83% of these deaths will occur in low and middle-income countries.

Unique among cancer-causing agents, the danger of tobacco is completely preventable through proven public policies. Major measures include tobacco taxes, advertising bans, smokefree public places, and effective health warnings on packages.

Source :
http://www.worldlungfoundation.org/ht/d/ReleaseDetails/i/6281
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