FOR STORY CHINA SMOKING BY DIDI TANG - A man smokes near a portrait of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong hung on a replica of the Tiananmen Gate in Yinchuan in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2015. Research published in the medical journal The Lancet, Friday Oct. 9, 2015, predicts that one in three of all young men in China will die from use of tobacco unless they stop smoking. Two studies, 15-years apart involving hundreds of thousands of subjects, say the number of tobacco deaths could reach 2 million by 2030, mostly among men, if current trends continue. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Smoking gun: one-in-three men in China will die from tobacco, study says

Smoking will kill one in three men in China, a joint study by UK and Chinese academics at prestigious institutions has shown.

It says the number of tobacco deaths, mostly among men, reached 1 million by 2010 and would hit 2 million by 2030, if current trends continue.


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