Tobacco production in Malawi is one of the nation's largest sources of income. Every year more than 5000 of its people are killed by tobacco-caused disease, while more than 35000 children and more than 1096000 adults continue to use tobacco each day. Complacency in the face of the tobacco epidemic will ensure the tobacco industry continues to run roughshod over the lives of Malawi's citizens and ensure that tobacco's death toll will grow with each passing year. Tobacco control advocates must reach out to other communities to strengthen their efforts in this mortal fight.
55 men are being killed by tobacco every week
42 women are being killed by tobacco every week