More Than 8 Million People Die From Smoking Each Year: WHO

August 2, 2023

WHO has released health numbers on what it calls “the tobacco epidemic.”  WHO’s latest information says, “Tobacco kills up to half of its users.” That’s more than 8 million people yearly, “including 1.3 million non-smokers who are exposed to second-hand smoke.” Bans on tobacco advertising show promise in lowering a population’s tobacco use, as does raising taxes on tobacco products. There has been only a 5% drop in tobacco use in the last two decades.

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