Half a million children predicted to die from smoking as MPs head toward a vote on standard cig packs

February 27, 2015 1:43 PM

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Around 500,000 children will die from smoking when they are adults unless more is done to cut smoking rates according to new Cancer Research UK figures released today (Friday).

Based on current smoking rates Cancer Research UK estimates that of today's 12 million under 16 year olds, 2.7 million will become smokers as young adults. This could lead to around half a million smoking related deaths unless rates fall.

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