WNTD, World No Tobacco Day, is observed on May 31.
31 May: World #NoTobacco Day ?
Plain packaging of tobacco products can ⬇ demand, save lives https://t.co/H0M5UHxsnqhttps://t.co/0c5xsi55Zf
— WHO (@WHO) 30 mai 2016
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).
Each year, 6.5 trillion cigarettes are sold around the world. 80% of them live in low and middle income countries.
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
- London $14.30
- New York $13.67
- Singapore $9.15
- Geneva $9.08
- Zurich $8.57
- Paris $7.85
- Los Angeles $7.75
- Hong Kong $7.48
- Copenhagen $6.41
- Seoul $3.71
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide cost of living 2016
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