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Eliminating Illicit Tobacco Trade Will Advance Public Health, Sustainable Development, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: On World No Tobacco Day, U.N. launches fight against illicit tobacco trade to save lives
“The elimination of the world’s illicit tobacco trade will not only save millions of lives but also generate billions of dollars in windfall for governments, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced [Sunday] as it marked the 2015 edition of World No Tobacco Day. … Nearly 80 percent of the world’s one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is heaviest, according to WHO…” (5/31).

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