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Book and Media Reviews
July 19, 2006

Tobacco Control

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(3):336-341. doi:10.1001/jama.296.3.338-b

For those living in the increasingly smoke-free developed nations, it is easy to forget that much of the world is still at war with tobacco addiction and the companies that promote it. Globally, 1.1 billion people smoke, with more than 80% of smokers residing in low- and middle-income countries.1,2 Tobacco kills about five million people every year, and these deaths are increasing.3

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