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Tobacco 101

The Toll of Tobacco Around the World

A global tobacco epidemic

Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization.

Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle-income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices. The result: A global tobacco epidemic of preventable death, disease and economic harm to countries and families.

Tobacco Consumption

Tobacco Health Consequences

Tobacco Costs to Society

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Last Updated Nov. 8, 2018

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