Tobacco 2100: 1 Billion Dead

Sounds like a science fiction horror movie and in truth, it is a horror. According to the World Health Organization tobacco could kill 1 billion people by 2100. The Associated Press reports:
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 threatens the lives of one billion men, women and children during this century," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in an introduction to the report.

The WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 calls on all countries to dramatically increase efforts to prevent young people from beginning to smoke, help smokers quit, and protect nonsmokers from exposure to second hand smoke.
If you smoke, quit, don’t be one of the billion.
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