5 June 2020, New York - Briefing on behalf of the European Union by H.E. Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, for the Security Council Open VTC on Peace and Security in Africa
Every year, around 6 million people worldwide are killed by tobacco. These are 6 million deaths that could have been prevented, 6 million persons who could still be with us today - and a lot of suffering that could have been avoided. And while we know that tobacco use is the single greatest preventable cause of death, it continues to cause diseases and loss of life.