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Epidemiology, the world tobacco epidemic 

Epidemiology, the world tobacco epidemic
Chapter:
Epidemiology, the world tobacco epidemic
Source:
Smoking Cessation (Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library)
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199556250.003.0001

This chapter presents an overview of smoking, its global importance, and key mortality and morbidity data.

There are 1.3 billion smokers worldwide consuming over 5 trillion cigarettes annually.

Smoking caused an estimated 100 million deaths in the 20th century.

The death toll is rising with 3 million deaths predicted this year from smoking and a billion deaths expected in the 21st century.

By 2020, all of the top 5 causes of death will be smoking-related.

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