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WNTD, World No Tobacco Day, is observed on May 31.

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Global Smoking Numbers

1.3 billion people are protected by smoke-free laws in their nations.

In 2012, $9.17 billion was spent on the promotion of cigarettes (more than $1 million every hour).

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Each year, 6.5 trillion cigarettes are sold around the world. 80% of them live in low and middle income countries.

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Tobacco kills 6 million people each year. By 2030, tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually.

Smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.

600.000 non-smokers dying from breathing secondhand smoke.

Cigarettes cost in the 10 most expensive cities

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  1. London $14.30
  2. New York $13.67
  3. Singapore $9.15
  4. Geneva $9.08
  5. Zurich $8.57
  6. Paris $7.85
  7. Los Angeles $7.75
  8. Hong Kong $7.48
  9. Copenhagen $6.41
  10. Seoul $3.71

Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide cost of living 2016

Read more: Raising Tobacco and E-Cig Age to 21
See more: Smoking causes premature ageing

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Editor in Chief Mehdi Chourou