Cigarettes News and Articles for Period of May 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Interesting Tobacco Facts

  • There are more than one billion smokers in the world. There are 10.3 million smokers in Britain, around 21% of the adult population.
  • 5.5 trillion cigarettes are smoked worldwide each year.
  • 5,000 people are employed by tobacco companies in Britain, while 80,000 jobs depend on tobacco, or wholesalers and retailers.
  • Tobacco use kills approximately 5.4m people a year – an average of one person every six seconds. 
  • In the UK, total cigarette volumes peaked in 1974 with a straight line decline ever since.
  • In the US, total cigarette volumes peaked in 1981 and also continue to decline in use.
  • The US cigarette manufacturers now make more money selling cigarettes to countries around the globe than they do selling to Americans.
  • The UK Government has considered introducing plain packaging for cigarette packages.

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