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The Size of the World's Smoking Habit

Cigarettes Smoked by the Average City Resident Of... To get a sense of the actual amount of tobacco the average smoker sucks down, we piled up the number of ciggs smoked yearly by the average citizen of some of the world's most populous countries, and compared those stacks to the heights of man's most wondrous structures. ¡Healthline Connect to Better Health SOURCE: World Health Orgnization JAPAN 1,000 ft. 3,023 Metlife Building New York 808 ft. cigarettes 819 ft. FRANCE 2,058 cigarettes 557 ft. 30 St. Mary Axe (Gherkin) 485 ft. 900 ft CHINA 1,791 cigarettes 800 ft London 587 ft. RUSSIA Great Pyramid 1,702 of Giza Cairo 481 ft. USA 2,255 cigarettes Space Needle Seattle 605 ft cigarettes 461 ft. 700 ft. 610 ft. London Eye London 443 ft. 600 ft. BRAZIL MEXICO 858 750 cigarettes 232 ft. 204 ft. 500 ft. cigarettes PAKISTAN 564 cigarettes Notre Dame Paris 226 ft. DC 400 ft. Lincoln Memorial Washington 152 ft. Statue of Liberty New York 151 ft. BANGLADESH 245 cigarettes 66 ft. Great Sphynx Cairo 66 ft. INDIA ETHIOPIA 129 cigarettes 87 cigarettes 23.5 ft. 190 ft. 34 ft. Great Wall China 30 ft. Michel Angello's David Florence 25 ft. EVERY SINGLE DAY, THE MOON WORLD'S POPULATION SMOKES 15 billion cigarettes 15 BILLION CIGARETTES We calculated how far you would get if you laid out, end-over-end, every cigarette smoked each day in the entire world. Turns out you can get to the moon-3.2 times. 769,412 miles 3.2 TRIPS TO THE MOON EARTH 3.25 inches

The Size of the World's Smoking Habit

shared by ernestoolivares on Oct 10
Calculating the size of the world's cigarette habit is—pun intended—a tall order. More than 1 billion smokers scattered around the globe light a total of 15 billion cigarettes per day, and global ...


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