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Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence in Certain Parts of the World

NY Times

“……They were first quietly warned that they were upsetting cigarette companies, tobacco farmers or government officials connected to the industry. If the activists persisted, threats or violence escalated suddenly and unpredictably……”

Smoking accounts for 5.7% of global health spending and a total economic cost of 1.8% of the world’s annual GDP—and almost 40% of this cost occurred in developing countries.


Global economic cost of smoking-attributable diseases

  • Mark Goodchild, 
  • Nigar Nargis, 
  • Edouard Tursan d’Espaignet

Tob Control tobaccocontrol-2016-053305  Published Online First: 30 January 2017 doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053305



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