Time for tougher regulations on tobacco products?


Saying no: New Zealand is moving towards gradually outlawing all cigarette sales in a generational ban, to create a ‘smoke-free generation.’ — Filepic/The Star

TOBACCO products kill over eight million people globally per year, most of them living in low- and middle-income countries. But the adverse effects of smoking don’t just impact smokers: 1.2 million non-smokers are killed annually due to exposure to secondhand smoke.

In South-East Asia, more than half a million people die from tobacco-related diseases every year.

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