Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fact of the Day - Cigarette slaughter

Deaths caused by cigarette smoking in China will double to two million people in 2030, a study published in The Lancet  says. The research showed that one in three young Chinese men will be killed by tobacco.
"The annual number of deaths in China that is caused by tobacco will rise from about one million in 2010 to two million in 2030 and three million in 2050, unless there is widespread cessation," the study noted.
China is the largest consumer of cigarettes in the world, consuming over a third of the world's cigarettes, and has a sixth of the global smoking death toll.

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