Smoke-free generation by 2040: Belgium steps up campaign against tobacco

October 25, 2023 by brusselstimes.com

Smoke-free generation by 2040: Belgium steps up campaign against tobacco

In a move that aims to step up Belgium's battle against smoking, Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke announced on Tuesday a series of measures that will curtail tobacco companies and ban outright the display of tobacco products. The national Cancer Foundation reports that almost a quarter (24%) of Belgians smoke, of which one in five (19%) smoke daily. At the same time, 14,000 people die in Belgium each year from smoking-related illnesses whilst there are 300,000 who suffer.


20.40% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 1.9 million current smokers in Belgium 23.30% of men are current smokers but only 17.60% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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