Students wear masks with “No Smoking” signs to support World No Tobacco Day last year, at a primary school in Handan, in the Hebei province of China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of tobacco products. Photo: AFP

On World No Tobacco Day, a pledge to free millions from the poverty trap called smoking

Shin Young-soo calls for stringent policies and taxation as deterrents to tobacco use, as the habit not only kills but keeps entire households in long-term ill health and poverty across Asia and the Pacific

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Students wear masks with “No Smoking” signs to support World No Tobacco Day last year, at a primary school in Handan, in the Hebei province of China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of tobacco products. Photo: AFP
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