Interesting Facts About Cigarettes

Published on July 23rd, 2013 00:00

The world’s look at cigarette smoking has modified significantly within the last century. This popular habit was once viewed as cool, attractive and was commonly loved by numerous people. It was advertised all over TV and billboards by famous celebrities and sportsmen. No one might be found performing in a film without a lit cigarette in their hand. However these days the popularity of cigarette use if decreased mostly because of the huge anti-smoking campaigns taking place all over the world. Below you may see a list of some interesting facts about cigarettes.

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  • Cigarettes are the most traded products on the world, with about 1 trillion being marketed from country to country every year. With over $400 billion, it is one of the world’s biggest industries.
  • U.S. cigarette producers these days generate more money trading cigarettes to countries across the globe than they do to Americans.
  • Famous American cigarette brands like Marlboro, Camel and Winston own about 70% of the world-wide cigarette market.
  • In the majority of countries throughout the world, the legal age for the acquisition of smoking products is at this moment 18, lifted from 16, not to mention that in Japan the minimum age is 20 years old.
  • As opposed to famous social belief, it is not prohibited to light up tobacco products at any age. Parents decide to permit their children to smoke, and teens are within the law to smoke cigarettes freely. On the other hand, the sale of smoking products is hugely governed with legal legislation.
  • According to estimates, the U.S. states with the largest percentage of cigarette smokers are considered :Kentucky with about 28.7%, Indiana with 27.3%, and Tennessee having 26.8%, while the states with the lowest smoking rates are: Utah -11.5%, California - 15.2%, and Connecticut- 16.5%.
  • The United States is undoubtedly the biggest cigarette market in the world in which the ratio of women consuming tobacco products (25%) comes closes to the number of men who light up - 35%. Europe has a bigger gap - 46% of men in comparison to 26% of women smoke.

By Kevin Lawson, Staff Writer.
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