One-third of all young Chinese men would die due to smoking in the next few decades unless they change their lifestyle, states a new study by a team of international researchers. The prediction was made after researchers studied the case histories of Chinese who died in 1998 in Hong Kong. They found that tobacco was responsible for 2,534 of the 7,588 deaths between the age group of 35-69. "Going by the present trend, about one-third of all young men in China would die due to tobacco consumption," concluded Richard Peto, lead author of the study and an epidemiologist at the Oxford University, the uk.
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