Researchers recommend global punitive tobacco tax to cut deaths

2014-01-02 10:43

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London – Trebling tobacco tax globally will cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, say researchers.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), tobacco now kills about 6 million people a year. That number is expected to rise above 8 million annually by 2030 if nothing is done to curb smoking rates.

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