Here`s some facts on Tobacco use
There are 1.1 billion people in the world, and up to 1/3 of the adult population who use tobacco.
There are 1.1 billion people in the world, and up to 1/3 of the adult population who use tobacco
If the current trends continue, number of tobacco users is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by 2025
Rates of smoking have declined in developed countries, but continue to rise in developing countries
The World Health Organization estimates that tobacco currently causes 5.4 million deaths per year
China, which is home to 300 million smokers who consume approximately 1.7 trillion cigarettes a year, or 3 million cigarettes a minute, is the world`s largest tobacco market
Approximately 10 million cigarettes are purchased a minute globally, 15 billion are sold each day, and upwards of 5 trillion are produced and used on an annual basis.
Toxic chemicals in cigarette filters from tobacco smoke go to our environment as discarded waste yearly
A cigarette filter can take between 18 months and 10 years to decompose
Radioactive lead and polonium are both found in low levels in cigarette smoke
More than 50 cancer-causing chemical compounds are obtained from second-hand smoke, of which 11 are known to be Group 1 carcinogens
One in five teens aged between 13 to 15 smoke cigarettes worldwide
Kids are still optioning up smoking at the shocking rate of 80,000 to 100,000 a day worldwide
Tobacco use claims a human life in every eight seconds somewhere in the world - approximately 5 million deaths annually