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

7 million

preventable deaths each year occur due to tobacco use


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

$31 billion

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

860 million

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

$1.4 billion

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

Recent Research

A 10% increase

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

Research funding provided by

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