Tobacco deaths could rise to 8 million annually, unless checked-WHO

| Updated Mar 25, 2017 at 2:00am


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Deaths attributable to tobacco could rise to eight million annually unless efforts are made to curb its usage, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

People in developing countries are expected to be most at risk according to The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control report which looks at the economic, healthcare costs, and development challenges if more people smoke.

Mark Goodchild, is from WHO's tobacco control economics unit.

He's been speaking to Daniel Dickinson of UN Radio in the attached audio.