Tobacco is a primary driver of today’s dramatic rise in chronic non-communicable disease, killing seven million people per year, a figure that is expected to rise to eight million by 2030, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Unless urgent action is taken to reverse this trend, tobacco related disease is forecast to result in one billion premature deaths worldwide during the 21st century.
People in 37 countries through smoke-free laws
People in 28 countries through high tobacco tax
People in 32 countries through graphic health warnings