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We unpack what some African countries are doing about tobacco control

We unpack what some African countries are doing about tobacco control

RAPID population growth, increased advertising by the tobacco industry, and growing tobacco consumption among young people in Africa all contribute to a projected massive tobacco-related burden of disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that one in five African adolescents use tobacco. The WHO also forecast a doubling of deaths related to tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries between 2002 and 2030. CORNÉ VAN WALBEEK, Professor at the School of Economics and Principal Investigator of the Economics of Tobacco Control Project, University of Cape Town ZUNDA CHISHA, Research officer, Research Unit on the Economics of Excisable Products, University of…
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