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No change in tobacco death toll despite efforts

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A man smokes a cigarette on the street last year. Hong Menea

No change in tobacco death toll despite efforts

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 Encouragement of Tobacco Sales and Advertising that was presented at the Cambodia-Korea 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 cigarette-related causes has not changed much.

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