World health organization

10 facts on the state of global health

Three examples of Australia’s pioneering plain packaging for tobacco products.
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year

More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless urgent action is taken, the annual death toll could rise to more than 8 million by 2030.

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