Our expert says:
No, actually you're more likely to die of a tobacco-related illness.
Of course we need the government to put effort into crime prevention and poverty alleviation (let's not forget infectious disease control and road accidents), but at least we can say there's been some progress towards one of the biggest killers - in this country, in any country.
Smoking doesn't wipe out people as suddenly as crime, but wipe out people it certainly does: 5 million (and rising) each year.
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