May 31

(Reuters) Since there is often a lag of many years between when people start smoking and when it affects health, the epidemic of tobacco-related disease and death has just begun, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.  By 2030, the annual death toll could reach 8 million

Tobacco kills up to half its users and is described by the WHO as “one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.”  It causes lung cancer, which is often fatal, and other chronic respiratory diseases. It is also a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the world’s number one killer. For the complete Reuters article, visit http://reut.rs/lpExqr

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