By Arkady Petrov, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - If you say "yes" to smoking, you belong to a minority in Brazil. In the last 12 years, according to the Ministry of Health, there has been a 40 percent reduction in the country's smoking rate.

In the most recent study, 9.3 percent of respondents declared themselves as smokers in 2018. The information was released on Friday, May 31st, the "World No Tobacco Day".

Data is from Vigitel, a study developed by researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG . . .

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