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Tobacco Use Keeps Declining as WHO Urges Cessation Support

Tobacco use around the world is on a downward trend and governments need to keep investing to help their populations quit, global health officials said.

The number of tobacco users has fallen by 200 million to 1.3 billion since 2015, and will probably drop another 2.3% by 2025, according to a report from the World Health Organization. Some 37% of men and 8% of the world’s women made up the world’s tobacco users last year.