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UW study finds smoking is increasing worldwide

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SEATTLE — Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first warned of the health effects of smoking, a new analysis from the University of Washington shows that the number of smokers worldwide — and the number of cigarettes consumed — has never been higher.

Between 1980 and 2012, the number of adults who smoke increased from 721 million to nearly 1 billion, reports the study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The number of cigarettes smoked globally jumped from about 5 trillion to 6.25 trillion.

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