One Billion Will Die From Smoking During The 21st Century

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Approximately one billion people will die in this century as a result of diseases related to smoking, if further and more effective measures are not taken against smoking.

one billion die smoking

Tobacco is undoubtedly harmful product, and according to scientists, it kills half of its consumers. According to the data from WHO, each year, tobacco products kill about 5.4 million people worldwide. This is as if a large airplane crashes every hour like every hour.

one billion die smoking

Despite the intensified anti-smoking measures that have been taken in recent years, experts estimate that in the next 20 years the number of the victims of tobacco will reach 8.3 million annually. This starts to look like an epidemic, but its prevention depends entirely on us. If we take more steps and they prove effective, by 2050 we can save the lives of over 200 million people, whose age is often below 20.

one billion die smoking

They say one of the main tasks that should be done is to fight smuggling, because this constitutes almost 11% of the global tobacco consumption. In addition, they appeal fro strengthening the current measures: to raise more the taxes on cigarettes, to ban completely any form of advertising, and to create more and more smoke-free areas.

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