Annual tobacco deaths in poor countries to reach 7 million by 2030BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.71-a (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:71
- Roger Dobson
The rapid rise in smoking in many developing countries will have devastating consequences, a new report says.
By 2030, the number of deaths resulting from tobacco use will reach 7 million a year in the developing world, the authors of a review in Thorax have estimated (2004;59:623-30).
International support is essential to reverse the rise, say the authors, but they cite a range of obstacles, including high smoking rates among doctors and other health professionals, lack of awareness of the dangers of tobacco, economic dependence on tobacco, poor healthcare systems, …