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St. Michael's Hospital

Prabhat Jha, St. Michael's Hospital

Caption: Tripling taxes on cigarettes around the world would reduce the number of smokers by one-third and prevent 200 million premature deaths from lung cancer and other diseases this century, according to a review by Dr. Prabhat Jha of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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