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World Health Organization. (2016) Tobacco factsheet. Geneva: World Health Organization.

URL: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs339/en...

Key facts

  • Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
  • Tobacco kills around 6 million people each year. More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
  • Nearly 80% of the world's 1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries
Item Type:FactSheet
Date:June 2016
Publisher:World Health Organization
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > International aspects
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)

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