Smoking costs global economy $1 trillion

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The World Health Organization and U.S. National Cancer Institute say smoking costs the economy more than $1 trillion in healthcare costs and lost productivity.

Smoking will also kill 33 percent more people by the year 2030 than it does right now. The death toll will rise to 8 million a year.

Most of the deaths will be in low and middle-income countries.

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