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in profit is gained by tobacco companies annually for each tobacco-related death

7 million

preventable deaths each year occur due to tobacco use


of tobacco-attributed deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries

$31 billion

in the U.S. alone would be gained if global illicit trade were eliminated, & over 160,000 lives would be saved

A 10% increase

in tobacco taxes will lead to a 4% decrease in smoking in HICs, and a 6% decrease in LMICs on average

$1.85 trillion

total has been lost globally due to the economic cost of smoking

Recent Research

860 million

adult smokers live in LMICs, and approximately 226 million are living in poverty

Research funding provided by

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Legacy
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation