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What's in your cigarette?
Debate
The scientist angry at scare-mongering.
 
Farmer, film star, teenager:
Audio
"How tobacco affects my life."
 
Controls on tobacco.
WHO
A clickable guide
 
Is it time for you to quit smoking?
Tips for giving up

A step-by-step guide to giving up.

 
How much do you know about tobacco? Test your knowledge.

BBC's Kick The Habit campaign cooks up a cigarette
Video

Tobacco on Trial

The tobacco industry employs millions of people worldwide but it produces a product that has serious health implications.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that every minute, eight people die from tobacco-related disease. By the year 2030, it foresees 10m people will be dying every year.

WHO is now negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a tough treaty which it aims to complete by 2003. If ratified, FCTC is likely to restrict tobacco marketing, advertising and sponsorship.

This website helps you to understand the health, political and economic issues at stake as tobacco goes on trial.

USA
USA

TOBACCO COMPANIES TELL KIDS: 'DON'T SMOKE!'

It sounds like the biggest contradiction but cigarette companies in America are spending millions of dollars on anti-smoking advertising.
Malawi
Malawi

NON-SMOKERS HOOKED ON TOBACCO

Malawi is one of the most tobacco-dependent nations on earth. With new controls and widespread famine it faces a worrying future.

India

CANCER EPIDEMIC ON THE WAY

Indian doctors are worried about the surging popularity of chewable or smokeless tobacco, particularly among the young.
Hungary

THE TASTE OF FREEDOM

After the fall of communism over a decade ago, the big western tobacco companies moved into Eastern Europe to carve out new markets for their brands.


BBC World Service acknowledges the financial support of the World Health Organisation towards the
Tobacco On Trial initiative.