Friday, May 28, 2021

The Other Death Industry

 The Lancet said efforts to curb the habit had been outstripped by population growth with 150 million more people smoking in the nine years from 1990, reaching an all-time high of 1.1 billion.

Smoking killed almost 8 million people in 2019 and the number of smokers rose as the habit was picked up by young people around the world.

89% of new smokers were addicted by the age of 25 but beyond that age were unlikely to start.

Just 10 countries made up two-thirds of the world’s smoking population: China, India, Indonesia, the US, Russia, Bangladesh, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam and the Philippines.

 One in three tobacco smokers (341 million) live in China.

Number of smokers has reached all-time high of 1.1 billion, study finds | Smoking | The Guardian

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