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Tobacco, argileh to kill 1 billion people in 21st century — Princess Dina

By Petra - Mar 21,2015 - Last updated at Mar 21,2015

AMMAN – HH Princess Dina Mired has underlined that tobacco and argileh will be responsible for the death of 1 billion people in the 21st century if no radical action is taken in this regard.

The princess, who is director general of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF), made the remark at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi.

She added that tobacco companies are intensifying their activities in developing countries by employing innovative marketing strategies to attract young people and children.

She called for enforcing laws that ban smoking in public areas and halting the multibillion dollar tobacco industry.

Government officials, lawmakers and young people took part in the conference, which seeks to discuss the direct association between tobacco and noncommunicable diseases.

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