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


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

7 million

preventable deaths each year occur due to tobacco use

$1.85 trillion

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

860 million

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

A 10% increase

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

Recent Research

$31 billion

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

Research funding provided by

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