How many smokers are there?
One billion in the world
Believe it or not, when it comes to the number of smokers in the world, statistics do not look good at all. Keep in mind that nearly 80% of the world’s one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. Unfortunately, consumption of tobacco products has recently increased globally. It is imperative to know that tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year. Needless to say, more than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use. The sad part is that more than 600 000 deaths are the direct result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.