Tobacco taxes, smoking bans set to save millions of lives: study

June 30, 2013 10:15 PM

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Tobacco taxes, smoking bans set to save millions of lives: study

GENEVA (Reuters) - Anti-smoking measures including higher taxes on tobacco products, bans on adverts and controls on lighting up in public places could prevent tens of millions of premature deaths across the world, researchers said on Monday.

Similar steps taken by Turkey, Romania and 39 other countries between 2007 and 2010 were already saving lives, the independent study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

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