Smoking Statistics, Some food for thought…

Some food for thought…the current statistical information related to smoking is both good and bad depending on where you are in the world. There are many scientific studies proving the negative effects that smoking can cause to ones health.

Cigarette Sales & Production:
Approximately 15 billion cigarettes are sold daily which equates to 10 million every minute!

Youth Statistics:
Unfortunately, 1 out of 5 children smoke between the ages of 13 through 15 worldwide. Between 80,000 to 100,000 children start smoking every single day. Over half of the children (people under 18) who start smoking are in the Asia region. Approximately one quarter of the youth in Asia that start smoking will die form from it before the age of 30.

United States Statistics:
There are approximately 300 million people within the United States, and 24% percent (about 27 million) of Americans are smokers. This can be further broken down in the ethnicities and cultures within the United States.

Global Statistics:
Globally, about 1/3 of males in the world smoke cigarettes. 1 out of 10 adults

Mortality Rates:
Throughout the world 1 of 10 people who smoke will die of smoking related complications. By the year 2030, 1 of 6 people will die because of smoking related illnesses. Mathematically, this equates to a person dying of smoking related illnesses every eight seconds! In America, Cigarettes cause more than one in five deaths. this encompasses passive smoking, direct smoking, and effects of smoking while pregnant.

Cancer Statistics:
The number one cancer caused from smoking is lung cancer. Men are more likely to develop lung cancer over women who smoke. Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths. In 2008 of the 171 thousand reported cases of lung cancer in America, 157 thousand people died.
According to the surgeon general, smoking will also lead to oral, esophagus, larynx and bladder cancer. Smoking has also had studies that have proven lead to pulmonary and heart related disease.

Regional Statistics:
Smoking in underdeveloped countries is on the rise (approximately 3% per year), and smoking in first world countries are in a decline(approximately 23% per year),. This statistic alone shows that education and social unacceptance are important factors in the usage in a particular region and culture of the world.

Works Cited:
* National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2006, National Center for Health Statistic



Name: John Durham
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Hi, my name is John and I am proud to say that I am smoke free for almost 5 years! I have recently decided to start writing for to help those who want to quit the habit.  Quitting Smoking is a very difficult thing to do and hopefully this the resources on this website can help aid other to becoming smoke free.