Tuesday, June 15

Smoking: why the number of smokers in the world has reached a new record (and what happens in Latin America)


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The number of smokers reached a new world record, according to a comprehensive study of smoking in 204 countries and territories.

In the world there are more 1.140 million active smokers, which shows a new record from less than 1 billion in 1990, shows the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study published this week in the journal The Lancet.

China It is the country with the largest smoking population in the world, almost a third of all tobacco users on the planet.

Latin America is the region that more reduction in smoking it had in recent decades, with Brazil, Colombia and Costa Rica as the countries that have made the most progress.


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