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A Call for Action: Responding to the Tobacco Epidemic and the Price of Cigarettes

“Raising taxes to increase the price of tobacco products is the most effective means to reduce tobacco use and encourage smokers to quit.” – WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013 Real People, Real Stories Mehmet Nuhoğlu started smoking when he was in middle school at the age of 12 after hearing that real Read More >

Posted on by Samira Asma, DDS, MPH - Chief, CDC Global Tobacco Control BranchLeave a comment

World No Tobacco Day Refocuses Attention on Important Goal

Every year, tobacco kills more than 440,000 people in the United States and 6 million people worldwide. If current rates of tobacco use continue unchecked, the number of people who die from tobacco-related illness will exceed 8 million a year by 2030 – and 1 billion in this century. In the United States, after decades Read More >

Posted on by Tom Frieden, MD, MPH: CDC DirectorLeave a comment