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New report on global tobacco use trends

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For the first time, the number of men using tobacco is on the decline, indicating a powerful shift in the global tobacco epidemic. By 2020, WHO projects there will be 10 million fewer tobacco users worldwide, than in 2018. The findings demonstrate how government-led action can protect communities from tobacco and save lives. 
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