Right to Health

Background Paper: Tobacco Control

Background Paper Abstract: As the single most important risk factor for premature death and chronic disease in the world, tobacco poses a grave threat to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.  Tobacco use claims 5.4 million lives each year. Tobacco is more fatal than tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria put together. It is projected that by 2030 tobacco will kill more than 8...

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