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Smoking bans: These countries are tackling tobacco use

Countries are increasingly banning tobacco use, which kills more than 8 million people a year.

Countries are increasingly banning tobacco use, which kills more than 8 million people a year. Image: Unsplash/minhtit96

Andrea Willige
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
Ian Shine
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Graph showing the premature deaths attributed to smoking per 100,000 individuals.
Smoking remains one of the world’s gravest health risks. Image: Our World in Data

Map showing the prevalence of current tobacco use among persons aged 15 years and older.
More than 80% of tobacco users live in the developing world. Image: Our World in Data


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