Thought of the Day: Tobacco

Tobacco companies kill their best customers

Cigarettes were first introduced to the United Kingdom in the late 1800s, and to the United States in the mid-1880s.

In the UK, cigarette sales are estimated to be around 12.5 billion cigarettes per year. In the US, cigarette sales are estimated to be around 250 billion cigarettes per year.

Based on estimates, the total amount of tobacco used in the UK for cigarettes is estimated to be around 1,000 metric tonnes per year, and in the US, it is estimated to be around 20,000 metric tonnes per year.

China is the world’s largest exporter of tobacco. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, China exported an estimated 1.5 million metric tonnes of tobacco in 2018.

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5 thoughts on “Thought of the Day: Tobacco

  1. It’s not only the tobacco companies that are responsible for the harms caused by smoking, but also the governments and society at large who have not put enough measures to protect citizens from the dangers of smoking. It’s important to raise awareness and educate people about the risks of smoking and provide them with resources to quit smoking, as it’s never too late to improve one’s health.

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  2. That’s one heck of a lot of cigarettes and tobacco! How awful – all those people killing off their lungs and risking heart disease and cancers. My father smoked a pipe all his life (I hated the smell) – I rarely saw him without it in his mouth. Sadly, he died of lung and brain cancer, which was awful. I remember when we were allowed to smoke at indoor venues like the cinema and restaurants – I hated having to breathe in all the smoke with its chemicals. Thank goodness that’s been changed. I don’t think the government will ever ban smoking as it’s too lucrative a business for them, particularly with taxes on tobacco. I’ve never smoked in my entire life; I can’t stand the smell, and I have asthma, too, so it’s a no-go for me. I’m not missing much.

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