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Nicotine Fiends - Smoking Around the World

Cigarette Smoking Rates Around the World and What Nations Are Doing to Educate the Public Niestine FIENDS HOW DOES THE U.S. COMPARE? In a 2007 Gallup poll, of Americans This is comparable to the Researchers predict that by 2030, tobacco-related illness will kill more than 8 million people across the world each year. Of course, people smoke in every nation, but the prevalence varies widely around the globe. Here's a look at different nations' smoking rates, as well as a comparison of the measures different countries are taking to curb tobacco consumption and secondhand exposure. worldwide median 24% 22%. reported smoking smoking rate of a cigarette within the past week. INSERT COINS COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST SMOKING RATES (2007) Percent of country's residents* who smoke 40% 37% 37% 37% 37% 37% 36% 36% 36% 36% 35% 34% 33% 33% 32% 32% 31% 31% 31% 31% CUBA KUWAIT CHILE RUSSIA BELARUS BANGLADESH ESTONIA LATVIA AZERBAIJAN INDONESIA KAZAKHSTAN LITHUANIA ARGENTINA CHINA UKRAINE VIETNAM CYPRUS SLOVAKIA MAURITANIA SOUTH AFRICA COUNTRIES WITH THE LOWEST SMOKING RATES (2007) Percent of country's residents* who smoke 14% 14% 14% 14% 13% 12% 12% 12% 12% 11% 11% 11% 10% 10% 10% 9% 9% 8% 8% 6% MALI TAJIKISTAN HONDURAS NEPAL BOLIVIA GUATEMALA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CAMEROON PANAMA ECUADOR NICARAGUA ETHIOPIA GHANA EL SALVADOR NIGER SRI LANKA TOGO PERU AFGHANISTAN NIGERIA Respondents aged 18 and above. 31 MORE THAN 1.9 BILLION PERCENT OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION THAT ENACTS THE FOLLOWING TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES: COUNTRIES TOBACCO CONTROL POLICIES people live in countries that have conducted COIN RETURN 46% 28% 15% 14% 11% 8% 6% HAVE ENACTED LAWS at least one national anti-tobacco public awareness campaign through mass media. In 2005, the World Health Organization created a set of guidelines to manage tobacco use and awareness. Since then, 170 countries and the European Union REQUIRING SMOKE-FREE INDOOR SPACES. SMOKE-FREE RAISING TAXES ON TOBACCO have committed to follow at least one of the six MONITORING* MASS MEDIA WARNING CESSATION ADVERTISING LABELS PROGRAMS INDOOR SPACES BANS measures of the comprehensive campaign. *The WHO requires participating nations to collect data on patterns and consequences of tobacco use. SOURCES: GALLUP.COM, NYTIMES.COM, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AND COLUMN FIVE Job,

Nicotine Fiends - Smoking Around the World

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Here's a look at different nations' smoking rates, as well as a comparison of the measures those countries take to curb tobacco consumption and secondhand exposure.

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