Tobacco is the second major cause of death in the world.
- It is currently responsible for the death of 1 in 10 adults
- It is the leading preventable causes of all deaths
- It kills Tobacco up to half of its regular users.
- In 2005, tobacco caused 5.4 million deaths (1 every 6 seconds)
If current smoking patterns continue, it will cause some 8 million deaths each year by 2030.
- Tobacco caused 100 million deaths in the 20th century.
- At current trends up to one billion will die in the 21st century.
- Most people start smoking before the age of 18; almost a quarter of these individuals begin using tobacco before the age of 10
- 47.5% of all men smoke compared to 10.3% of women.
- Tobacco is the fourth most common risk factor for disease worldwide.
- Tobacco is deadly in any form or disguise:
Cigarettes, pipes, bidies, kreteks, clove cigarettes, snus, snuff, smokeless, cigars…
- Mild, light, low tar, full flavor, fruit flavored, chocolate flavored, natural, additive-free, organic cigarettes, PREPS (Potentially Reduced-Exposure Products), harm-reduced…
- An estimated 200,000 workers die every year due to exposure to smoke at work; The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that second-hand smoke is responsible for about 3000 lung cancer deaths annually among non-smokers in the country.