Tobacco industry 'using well-resourced tactics' to prevent global tobacco control Medical News Today

March 23, 2015 7:01 AM

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Tobacco industry 'using well-resourced tactics' to prevent global tobacco control Medical News Today

The health implications of tobacco use are well established. Smoking is the cause of around 90% of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for around 80% of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each year, smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans.

Worldwide, measures have been put in place to reduce tobacco use and its effects on health. As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), for example, a goal was set to reach a 30% reduction in tobacco use prevale...

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