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Globally, smoking prevalence — the percentage of the population that smokes every day — has decreased, but the number of cigarette smokers worldwide has increased due to population growth, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington.

Professor Rob Moodie explains why he thinks that Australia's new anti-smoking law banning logos on cigarette packs is a good thing.

Professor Rob Moodie,  Nossal Institute for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences discusses the 7th Annual Nossal Institute Global Health Forum being held today at the Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne.

As a prelude to the United Nations Heads of State meeting in September, this year's Forum brings together global leaders on non-communicable diseases, (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and lung disease) the leading causes of death, disability and preventable morbidity across the globe.