Treating tobacco dependence— A global need and a global initiative
- 18 Jun 2013
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Cigarette smoking is recognized as the greatest preventable cause of death and disability in the world, causing more deaths each year than malaria, tuberculosis, suicide, homicide, and HIV/AIDS combined. The tobacco pandemic and the associated adverse health consequences will only increase as we go further into the 21st Century if nothing is done to stem the tide.