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One third of Chinese men will be killed by tobacco if high smoking rates persist

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 26 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b302
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    One hundred million people in China will be killed by tobacco in the first half of this century if current smoking trends continue, a report says (CVD Prevention and Control 2009 Jan 20, doi:10.1016/j.cvdpc.2008.12.001).

    One third of all young Chinese men will eventually die of tobacco related diseases, and the annual number of tobacco deaths will rise to three million by the middle of the century.

    “The only hope of substantially limiting tobacco deaths in China in the first half of this century is …

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