"Tobacco is the single most preventable cause of death in the world. It is the only legal consumer product that can harm everyone exposed to it... ...with its victims dying on average 15 years prematurely."
Some steps are already being taken: the BBC reports today that cigarette vending machines and packets of 10 may be outlawed under new plans aimed at preventing children and young people smoking - the UK government doing something right; The Independent (amongst others) reports that ciggies could soon come in just plain white boxes i.e. no attractive packaging.
"This year, tobacco will kill more than five million people - more than tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined."
...and by coincidence, earlier this week much of the foreign press had reports (Breitbart.com) that the British government had clear early warning of the health risks of smoking - including a direct link to lung cancer - but decided against telling the public; they had a good reason of course: it would adversely effect tax revenue!...nice.