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About 30% of Belarusians smoke
About 30% of Belarusians smoke, the press service of the Ministry of Health reports. Since 2001, the number of tobacco users in our country has decreased by 12%. Nevertheless, doctors believe that the problem of smoking remains relevant.
The Ministry refers to the data of the World Health Organization, which says that smoking leads to the death of every tenth adult in the world. Doctors claim that smokers lose about 18 years of potential life.
November 21 is World Smokefree Day. It was initiated by the International Union Against Cancer.