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Smoking costs global economy $1 trillion

Posted at 5:58 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 11:28:16-05

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.