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- Around 5.4 million deaths a year are caused by tobacco.* Smoking is set to kill 6.5 million people in 2015 and 8.3 million humans in 2030, with the biggest rise in low-and middle-income countries.
* Every 6.5 seconds a current or former smoker dies, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
* An estimated 1.3 billion people are smokers worldwide (WHO).
- Over 443,000 Americans (over 18 percent of all deaths) die because of smoking each year. Secondhand smoke kills about 50,000 of them.
- 1.2 million people in China die because of smoking each year. That's 2,000 people a day.
- Tobacco use will kill 1 billion people in the 21st century if current smoking trends continue.
- 33 percent to 50 percent of all smokers are killed by their habit.
* Smokers die on average 15 years sooner than nonsmokers.
why i should not smoke?
- Between 33 percent and 50 percent of all smokers will die an average of 15 years sooner than nonsmokers, the Tobacco Atlas from the World Lung Foundation and the American Cancer Society believes.
- Around 100 million people died because of tobacco use in the 20th century.
- 10 years of life are robbed from smokers because they die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers. Smoking also steals 10 years of physical functioning in old age (making smokers act really old), according to Live Fast, Die Young, Leave a Good-Looking Corpse by David M. Burns, MD (Archives of Internal Medicine).
- Smoking causes more death and disability than any single disease (World Health Organization).
- A "death clock" now follows the tobacco use death toll since October 1999, just under 40 million and counting. It was set up by the World Health Organization in October 2008.
- 650,000 Europeans die each year from tobacco-related diseases, EU figures reveal.
some more facts
- Quitting smoking is being attributed to Victorian (Australia) males born in 2006 having a life expectancy of 80 years old. This puts them ahead of Japanese men's average life expectancy of 79 years.
- Highest US smoking death rate according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report:* Kentucky
* West Virginia
The lowest US death rates from smoking were Utah and Hawaii (CDC).
situation in diffrent parts of the world
- In India, about 900,000 Indians a year die from smoking-related diseases, that's nearly one in 10 of all deaths in India. Half of Indian males use tobacco and it is becoming more popular with younger people.
- * Nearly 6 lakh people die from bidi-smoking evey year in India, according to the Caught in a Death Trap: A Study on Bidi Rollers of West Bengal and Gujarat study.
- In Russia, smoking kills between 400,000 and 500,000 Russians every year from smoking ailments.
- In Japan, smoking is the leading cause of death and is responsible for 20% of all cancers. 50 percent of men and 14 percent of women smoke.
- In Indonesia, an estimated 200,000 people die each year of smoking-related diseases.
* About a quarter of deaths in 2005 were from smoking and 80 percent of lung and respiratory cancer cases were due to smoking.
* About 220 million cigarettes were smoked by Indonesians in 2006.
- About 140,000 Germans die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. Nearly one in three German adults smokes regularly. Some studies estimate that 3,000-4,000 deaths per year can be attributed to passive smoking.
- In the UK, 90,000 people die from smoking each year.
* 6,000 people in Wales are killed by smoking every year.
- In Turkey, around 110,000 people each year die of smoking-related illnesses, according to official figures.
- In Nigeria, 6.5 million citizens are expected to die from smoking over time.In Pakistan, 100,000 people die each year because of smoking.
- In France, there are about 66,000 smoking-related deaths each year and up to 5,800 deaths from passive smoking, inhaling the smoke of smokers. About 12 million people are smokers, 25 percent of the population.
- Mexico has around 65,000 cigarette-related deaths a year. The country has 105 million people.
- In Spain, there are 50,000 smoking-related deaths annually. About 30 percent of Spaniards smoke.
- In South Korea, an estimated 49,000 people die each year of smoking-related diseases, according to the private Korean Association of Smoking and Health.
- 50,000 Iranians die each year from tobacco related illnesses, according to the government. Some say the number of deaths is 60,000 a year.
* 200,000 Iranian projected to die from smoking by 2019.
- In Malaysia, nearly 40,000 people died of smoking-related diseases in the last 5 years, now around 10,000 a year.
- In Vietnam, 40,000 citizens die every year due to diseases caused by smoking.
- In Canada, 37,000 people die from smoking every year, according to the Ministry of Health.
* In British Columbia, CAN, 6,000 people die each year from smoking.
* In the Alberta province, smoking claims 3,400 people's lives due to tobacco.
- In Egypt, there are 34,000 tobacco-related deaths each year.
- 33,000 Romanians die every year because of smoking. There were 6.5 million smokers aged 25 to 44 years old in Romania.
- In Saudi Arabia, 22,000 Saudis die of smoking related diseases every year, according to the Anti-Smoking Society.
- In Greece, where 45% of the population smokes, an estimated 20,000 people die of smoking-related diseases each year.
* 600 people die every year from passive smoking.* The number of smokers in Greece has gone up 10 percent in 10 years.
* Passive smoking kills estimated 600 people each year in Greece.
- In South Africa, 44,000 adults die each year from smoking, according to the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS).
- In Australia, 15,000 to 19,000 Australians deaths each year are caused by smoking.
* Roughly 20% of the Australian population smokes.
* Aboriginal life expectancy is 17 years less than non-indigenous Australians. Their high smoking rate gets part of the blame. Government officials are trying to address the issue.
* More than 4,000 Victorians die from soming every year.
* More than 3400 Queenslanders die because of smoking each year.