Anti-tobacco efforts lead to 53 million fewer smokers worldwide

screen-shot-2017-01-03-at-9-29-01-pm12/12/16–Tobacco-control programs helped 53 million people quit smoking in 88 countries between 2008 and 2014, a new study says. The researchers said that translates to more than 22 million lives saved in those countries due to the drop in smoking rates. The study authors estimated that higher cigarette taxes contributed to 7 million lives saved. Smoke-free laws helped save 5.4 million lives, the researchers said. Read