The Spreading Threat of Smoking

1 in 10 deaths around the world can be traced to smoking, according to a major study in The Lancet.
In 2015, that amounted to 6.4 million deaths—1/2 of them in China, India, the US and Russia. 1 in every 4 men, and 1 in every 20 women still smoke, increasing their risk of premature death.
And, while anti-smoking efforts helped drive a decline in the numbers of smokers in select high-income countries and Latin America—notably Brazil—there are growing signs that “the smoking epidemic is being exported from the rich world to low-income and middle-income countries,” as John Britton from the University of Nottingham wrote in a linked comment.

Source: The Guardian

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