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Tobacco could kill 1 billion, WHO says PDF Print
Thursday, 07 February 2008 19:00
100 million people worldwide died in the 20th century thanks to tobacco use.  The World Health Organization says that, unless governments act to reduce it, tobacco use could kill one billion people in the 21st century. According to the Associated Press, governments worldwide collect more than $200 billion in tobacco taxes annually, and spend less than one fifth of one percent of that revenue on tobacco control. According to a report launched this week by the WHO, almost two thirds of the world’s smokes live in ten countries: China, India, Indonesia, Russia, the United States, Japan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Germany and Turkey.
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