STATES CHRONICLE – Scientists claim that right now there are more smokers in the world than any other time in the human history and their number is on the rise. Approximately one billion people in this world smoke cigarettes on a daily basis. Nowadays, there are more smokers in the world than ever. This shocking number can be explained if we were to think of the increasing number of the global population.
The number of smokers increased because the global population increased
If the population increases, so do the number of smokers. In the last 25 years, the percentage of smokers has decreased by 25%. New research which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies indicates that currently, only 5% of women smoke every day while 25% of men have this dangerous habit.
The new paper was published in the Lancet magazine. It revealed that more women are smoking in the United States than anywhere else in the world. New research indicates that one in ten deaths happens due to smoking related problems. Even if tobacco control policies have introduced new smoking regulations, disallowing this activity in closed space and they imposed higher taxes and costs, people did not feel intimidated by this attitude.
Now there are more smokers in the world than ever
They continued to smoke, the number of smokers being on the rise. The study suggested that one out of four men is a smoker who uses tobacco on a daily basis, while one in twenty women has this nasty habit. The fact that the US bears more female smokers than any other country can be related to the income of this country. Statistics have shown that most female smokers come from wealthy countries, while countries with low incomes have the fewest smokers.
Back in 2015, smoking as the cause of 11.5% deaths at a global level. More than 50% of those cases happened in Russia, China, India, and the US. Thus, smoking became the second leading risk factor for early death worldwide. Specialists argued that so far, the most effective methods of prevention were restrictions on marketing, warning labels, bans on public smoking and higher taxes.
They also used smoking cessation interventions for entire communities to convince people to give up this terrible habit. Last week in California, a tobacco tax doubled, increasing the tax to $2.87 per pack.
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