#WorldNoTobaccoDay - 'We Grow it, Chinese Smoke Most of It'

As the world marks World No Tobacco Day, we look back at President Robert Mugabe's humorous speech on how "Zimbabwe will produce more tobacco if the Chinese want more". First introduced by the World Health Organization, the day is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.


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Tobacco kills over 7 million people a year and costs U.S.$1.4 trillion in health-care and lost productivity.