tobacco use

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Approximately 100 teens from as far away as Utica gathered at Roswell Park Cancer Institute this morning for a trip to Toronto.

The largest look at global tobacco use has its origins at the University at Buffalo. The study, which surveyed 3 billion tobacco users in 16 different countries, was conducted by an international team led  by Gary Giovino, chair of the University at Buffalo's  Department of Community Health and Health Behavior.

Among the study's most daunting conclusions: one billion could die prematurely in this century if tobacco use trends aren't curtailed.

Two nations with fast-growing economies, China and India, combine for over a half-billion tobacco users.