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. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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