Contact: Leslie Shepherd
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.
Credit: Courtesy of St. Michael's Hospital
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