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Some startling stats about smoking

It's National Non-Smoking week - Infographic

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It’s National Non-Smoking Week

Some startling stats about smoking

  • 600,000 people died of second-hand smoking globally in 2011
  • 75% of those who died of second-hand smoking were women and children
  • 17%: Canada’s smoking rate has dropped to 17%, but that’s still 5 million Canadians who smoke
  • 6 million: Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people per year globally
  • $4.4B: tobacco addiction is the leading causing of preventative disease, disability and death, costing Canada’s health care system

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Alexis Dobranowski

Alexis Dobranowski is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.