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- No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction
The numbers who die from smoking-related diseases are represented on the global map in this infographic, and it is important to be clear that it is the smoking of tobacco that is the problem. The Global Burden of Disease Study calculates that in 2016 there were an estimated 6.3 million smoking-related deaths annually: 884,000 from second-hand smoke, and 48,000 from oral tobacco (none of which were related to snus).
There is a wider global concern here which relates to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA). The preamble states that, “This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”, and that “nobody will be left behind”.
See also p. 20 of the report: No Fire, No Smoke: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction 2018 — Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (gsthr.org)