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World Health Organization. (2021) Tobacco.

External website: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/t...

Key facts

  • Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
  • Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
  • Over 80% of the world's 1.3 billion tobacco users live in low- and middle-income countries

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