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Tobacco Statistics & Facts

TOBACCO-RELATED STATS & FACTS (AT A GLANCE)

Tobacco use is a global epidemic, and the problem is getting worse rapidly as the tobacco industry penetrates the developing world. Here are some sobering facts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • There are 1.1 billion tobacco users in the world. This number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion over the next two decades.
  • The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first public health treaty, is one of the most universal treaties in existence, with 176 Parties representing over 87% of global population. The United States has not ratified the FCTC.
  • In the United States, each pack of cigarettes sold costs society an estimated $18.05.

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