The Death Clock keeps a running tally of how many people have died from tobacco related diseases since 28 October 1999 in Africa. That’s the date of the first meeting of the working group on the future World health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
According to the Tobacco atlas approximately 180,000 people die from tobacco related diseases in Africa every year. This is equivalent to 1 death every 20 seconds! These figures have only been gathered from the FCTC Member states in Africa; several countries within the continent have not had their data included the tally.
Watch it carefully, every few seconds another death is added to the total number of deaths continent wide.
The Clock continues ticking on the A.T.F.I website
SOURCE: WORLD LUNG FOUNDATION http://www.tobaccoatlas.org/