China’s smoking deaths to double to two million in 2030

One in three of all young men in China are likely to die from smoking, according to a study in medical journal The Lancet. Some two million Chinese were predicted to die of smoking annually by 2030, based on trends.

One in three of all young men in China will eventually be killed by tobacco, unless a substantial proportion of them kick the habit, researchers said on Friday.

The study , published in British medical journal The Lancet, found that two-thirds of young men in China start to smoke before the age of 20.

“Unless they stop, about half of them will eventually be killed by their habit,” said the one of the article’s co-authors, Oxford University’s Zhengming Chen.

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