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One third of world’s population benefits from effective tobacco control measure

Thursday, July 11th 2013 - 06:58 UTC
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At 2.3 billion, the number of people worldwide covered by at least one life-saving measure to limit tobacco use has more than doubled in the last five years, according to the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013. The number of people covered by bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, the focus of this year’s report, increased by almost 400 million people residing mainly in low- and middle-income countries. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    but casual observation in the UK and in Uruguay suggests:

    1) young people in both countries smoke;

    2) the adult population in Uruguay has a large proportion, much more than the UK, that smokes;

    3) in all cases female smokers outnumber male.

    Jul 11th, 2013 - 02:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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