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Over a million smokers die annually in China: Report

Over a million smokers die annually in China: Report

There are more than 300 million cigarette smokers in China. The Healthy China 2030 strategy set a goal of reducing the rate of smokers aged 15 and above by 20% before 2030.

The report said that there were more than 300 million cigarette smokers in China.

“About 26.6% of Chinese people aged 15 and above are smokers, and of this age group, more than half of men smoke cigarettes,” the report, quoted by official media, said.

The annual report, for the first time this year, added a new health hazard section for e-cigarettes.

It added that the number could double if current smoking trends continued.

The report was jointly released by the WHO’s China office and China’s national health commission (NHC) in Beijing on Wednesday.

The Healthy China 2030 strategy set a goal of reducing the rate of smokers aged 15 and above by 20% before 2030.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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