That’s no exaggeration when you consider that fact that half of all those who smoke will eventually be killed by their habit.
Despite knowing more about the devastating effects of smoking than ever before, around 30 million people still take up the habit every year.
In the last century, 100 million people were killed by smoking. In the next, the death toll is expected to be around one billion if current trends continue.
These were the figures discussed this weekend in the Swiss resort of Lugano, where 100 leading cancer experts gathered to issue a stark warning to governments across the world.
Governments need to act now to control the global tobacco industry by tightening restrictions on sales and marketing.
Experts believe the tobacco industry should be treated as a terrorist movement for targeting consumers with a product...