"Time bomb" of tobacco related diseases in Africa

Somali man smokes a cigarette. UN Photo/Tobin Jones

The increased use of tobacco in Africa could lead to a "time bomb" of health- related problems according to the World Health Organization.

WHO has recently published The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control report, which shows that while the global consumption of tobacco is declining, in Africa the reverse is happening.

Daniel Dickinson has been speaking to Evan Blecher, an economist with WHO in Geneva.

Duration: 4'26"

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