Eight million people die from smoking related diseases every year. 80% of tobacco users are from low - and middle income countries and it is estimated that there will be 1 billion smoking-related deaths by 2100.
Misinformation a challenge to tobacco harm reduction – experts
• Global tobacco control’s hostility to tobacco harm reduction is risking the health and lives of millions with LMIC worst hit, say experts.
• Experts say that the succession of fake news on tobacco harm reduction products was making it hard to have the matter discussed in a balanced and informative way and ultimately have smokers switch to better products.