The government must act now in order to avoid a “tsunami” of tobacco-related deaths in the coming years, according to the co-author of a new report on smoking that appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Wednesday. Research for the study, Smoking prevalence and cigarette consumption in 187 countries, 1980-2012, was carried out for the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. It found that smoking kills 9,000 Cambodian men every year. Co-author Alan Lopez, a professor at the University of Melbourne, said on Monday that in 2012, 42.1 percent of
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