Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death: health campaigners

March 19, 2015 2:55 PM

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Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death: health campaigners

LONDON (Reuters) - The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the health campaign group World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Thursday.

Last year, more than 5.8 trillion cigarettes were smoked, similar to 2013, as rising tobacco use in China counters declines in other countries, according to a report on Thursday led by WLF.

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