No change in to­bacco death toll de­spite ef­forts

The Phnom Penh Post - - NATIONAL -

SOME seven mil­lion smok­ers die of to­bacco-re­lated ill­nesses each year. An­other 600,000 die from in­hal­ing sec­ond-hand smoke. Of these fig­ures, 10,000 are Cam­bo­di­ans. The fig­ures are from a re­port en­ti­tled Cor­po­rate En­cour­age­mentofTobacco Sale­sandAd­ver­tis­ing that was pre­sented at the Cam­bo­di­aKorea Co­op­er­a­tion Cen­tre (CKCC) yes­ter­day. Cam­bo­dian Move­ment for Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Dr Mom Kong who re­ported the fig­ures, said it ac­counted for be­tween 30 and 40 Cam­bo­di­ans dy­ing daily from to­bacco-re­lated ill­nesses. He said a year-on-year study showed that the num­ber of peo­ple who died from cigaret­tere­lated causes has not changed much.

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