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Smoking still kills over 6 million people a year

Put down that butt


Globally, smoking is the second biggest risk factor for death and disability.

Of all the ways to die, rolling up tobacco, setting it on fire, and voluntarily breathing in the acrid, smoky, result is a surprisingly common one. Smoking killed roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide in 2015, according to a recent study in the journal The Lancet. It remains the second leading risk factor for an early death and disability.

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