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Steps to limit smoking in China could save 13,000,000 lives in 35 years

BMJ talk medicine on February 17, 2014 16:23

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    Complete implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) recommends policies in China that would prevent almost 13m smoking related deaths by 2050, suggests a paper published on bmj.com.

    China is home to about one third of the world’s smokers and reducing smoking in China could have an enormous public health impact, even on a global scale.

    To discuss their research, we are joined by three of the paper's authors, David Levy from Georgetown University, Teh-Wei Hu from University of California at Berkeley, and Andrew Moran from Columbia University Medical Center.

    Read the full open access research: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmj.g1134

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