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Europe On Track To Meet Reduction In Premature Mortality Goal But Tobacco, Alcohol Use, Obesity Mar Progress, WHO Report Says

News outlets highlight findings from the WHO’s European Health Report 2015.

Deutsche Welle: Smoking, alcohol, and obesity blemish Europe’s progress in reducing premature mortality
“The World Health Organization (WHO) reported its European region to be on track to hit targets set in 2012 to reduce premature mortality by 2020. But the organization said much more could be done to reduce major risk factors, addressing smoking and drinking habits…” (9/23).

Reuters: Europe has ‘alarming’ rates of smoking, drinking, and obesity: WHO
“…Just under 60 percent of people in the WHO’s European region are either overweight or obese, and 30 percent use tobacco. Some 11 liters of pure alcohol is drunk per person per year…” (Kelland, 9/22).

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