Cigarette smoking statistics

Global smoking statistics

  • About a third of the male adult global population smokes
  • Smoking related-diseases kill one in 10 adults globally, or cause four million deaths
  • Every eight seconds, someone dies from tobacco use
  • About 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily – or 10 million every minute
  • About one in three cigarettes are consumed in the Western Pacific Region
  • The tobacco market is controlled by just a few corporations – namely American, British and Japanese multinational conglomerates
  • Among young teens (aged 13 – 15), about one in five smokes worldwide
  • Between 80,000 and 100,000 children worldwide start smoking every day
  • Around 50% of those who start smoking in adolescent years go on to smoke for 15 to 20 years
  • Studies show teenagers are heavily influenced by tobacco advertising
  • Every cigarette smoked cuts at least 5 minutes of life on average – about the time taken to smoke it
  • Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death
  • More than 4,000 toxic or carcinogenic chemicals have been found in tobacco smoke
  • At least a quarter of all deaths from heart diseases and about three-quarters of world’s chronic bronchitis are related to smoking
  • Smoking-related diseases cost the United States more than $150 billion a year
  • US-based multinational Philip Morris – the world’s biggest cigarette company – was the world’s ninth largest advertiser in 1996, spending more than $3 billion
  • Half of smokers think that smoking can’t be so dangerous
  • In 1997, the tobacco industry’s spending on advertising in the United States was about $15 million a day ($5.7 billion for the year)

Cigarette smoking statistics in the USA

  • 26.2 million men (23.5 percent) and 20.9 million women (18.1 percent) are smokers

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8 Responses to Cigarette smoking statistics

  1. eCig Pakistan says:

    It is really true that smoking is dangerous to our health so smokers out there should really quit smoking if they don’t want to die early.

  2. summer smith says:

    it’s rediculous how many people are begining to smoke. it’s mainly teens that just makes it worse. i am 16 and a junior in high school and it seems as if over half the junior class is either smoking and doing drugs or pregnat. i have stayed clear of drugs and made a vow to live a pure life and keep my inescents until marriage. not all teens smoke and drink and harm their or get pregnat but some do. my really good friend is pregnat and some of my other cloths friends smoke and drink and the only thing can do is support them and try to influence them to stop smoking and harming their body.

  3. SeeWhatIs says:

    Summer Smith, you’re better off just smoking pot, having safe-sex, and never drinking or smoking cigarettes.

  4. Jeb says:

    I am supprised to read that only 1 out of 10 people die from smoking cigerattes globally. I don’t smoke but from all the hype about how bad the product is, I would think the number should be much higher. Maybe that’s why it’s still a legal product or maybe the goverment is happy with the taxes it collects from its sale.

  5. Ashley says:

    I am 17 and I smoke about half a pack a day I wasn’t addicted when I started but I am now and reading this article wants me to try my best to quit!!

  6. james daugherty says:

    If smoking only killed you, what’s the problem, we’re going to die anyway. It’s the thought spending your “golden years” tethered to an oxygen bottle that should really scare you.

  7. nomorebutts says:

    The thought of spending your later years with an oxygen tube around the front of your face is something I don’t want. I smoked for 20 years and when I heard about e-cigs, a friend told me to Google: vapor revolution. The more I read on the website the more encouraged I was. I chose to go with a vapor cigarette. They were the answer for me and I can proudly say it’s been over 14 months since I lit up and have no desire to go back to smoking again.

  8. Rev Green says:

    To be honest. There is nothing more sexy than watching a prety woman smoke a cigarette. It turns me o bid style. Keep it up girls.

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