Diseases linked to smoking kill 6 people daily

Worldwide, second-hand smoke accounts for one in eight - or 12.5 per cent - of all deaths attributed to tobacco-related diseases.
Worldwide, second-hand smoke accounts for one in eight - or 12.5 per cent - of all deaths attributed to tobacco-related diseases.PHOTO: ST FILE

Second-hand smoke accounts for one in six deaths from tobacco-related diseases: Study

Deadly puffs of smoke are claiming innocent lives in Singapore.

Smoking-related diseases kill six people here each day - including one who is not even a smoker.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 27, 2018, with the headline 'Diseases linked to smoking kill 6 people daily'. Print Edition | Subscribe