Smoking and tobacco
Tobacco is a clearly damaging risk factor to health, significantly contributing to the burden of many non-communicable diseases, and even to some communicable diseases. While smoking prevalence has decreased over the past 30 years, the total number of smokers worldwide has continued to increase due to population growth.
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Datasets in our catalog
Visit the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) to download our estimates and data sources for smoking and tobacco.