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Nigeria’s tobacco industry is expanding its customer base by marketing its products to women and children in rural areas.
The Vietnamese government recently launched ambitious tobacco tax reforms to lower the country’s tobacco consumption.
Tobacco consumption causes 6 million deaths worldwide and in Latin America alone it is responsible for almost 380,000 deaths annually.
Southeast Asian countries have witnessed advances in the adoption of tobacco taxes, but tax evasion through illicit tobacco trade remains a significant challenge.
Like cigarettes, waterpipe tobacco smoking is associated with nicotine dependence, cancer, and lung disease.
A young population, rapid economic growth, a desire to attract foreign investment, and weak tobacco control policies make Africa vulnerable to the tobacco industry.
An international meeting brought gender to the forefront of efforts to register and count life events.

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