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Tobacco control in developing countries

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:869
  1. Merete Osler, associate professor
  1. Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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    Eds Prabhat Jha, Frank Chaloupka

    Oxford University Press, £32.50, pp 489

    ISBN 0 19 263246 9

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    In the past two decades the prevalence of smoking has risen in most low income and middle income countries, while it has declined in high income countries. Today, eight out of 10 of the world's 1.1 billion smokers live in low and middle income countries. It is therefore likely that the number of tobacco deaths will increase from four million to 10 million a year worldwide in the next 30 years. The vast majority …

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