'Tobacco Epidemic' Could Kill 1 Billion in 21st Century

NEW YORK (AP) - Tobacco use killed 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century and could kill one billion people in the 21st unless governments act now to dramatically reduce it, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday. Governments around the world collect more than $200 billion in tobacco taxes every year but spend less than one fifth of 1 percent of that revenue on tobacco control, it said. "We hold in our hands the solution to the global tobacco epidemic that...Full Story
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