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Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom-at-humanosphere.org, follow him on Twitter @tompaulson and/or send a comment below.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Philippe-Boucher/585203593 Philippe Boucher

    It looks like for a lot of countries (like in Africa) they have no data, at least for this map. Looking again I see that France is in grey as well as if they did not have any data either!
    Of course there are data. And for India and other countries if they don’t smoke tobacco cigarettes they smoke bidis… so putting them at the bottom could be misleading. Also no data for Sweden? Come on… Is the map credible? Not that smoking is very high in Eastern Europe, it is.

  • Sabine

    As of 2010, one in ten people in India died from smoking hand-rolled cigarettes (bidis). The WaPo totally blew it on this one.