Colombia has one million fewer smokers, the lowest figure ever achieved in the country

Between 2016 and 2021, smokers dropped from 8.3% to 5.6%. That is the lowest figure recorded so far in the country; however, there are still challenges to controlling the tobacco industry.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between 2016 and 2021, the percentage of smokers or prevalence dropped from 8.3% to 5.6%, so now Colombia has one million fewer smokers. That is the lowest figure recorded so far in the country, something that, according to the Colombian Health Ministry (Minsalud), says in a . . .

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