Global Smoking Statistics for 2002
In the Global smoking statistics By: Terry Martin, it states that, “Smoking is on the rise in the developing world but falling in developed nations. Among Americans, smoking rates shrunk by nearly half in three decades (from the mid-1960s to mid-1990s), falling to 23% of adults by 1997. In the developing world, tobacco consumption is rising by 3.4% per year.” It also describes the increasing death rates of adults and children per year. It states all the facts of smoking including the loss of the seriousness of smoking, due to smoking. As I said before the very high death rates due to smoking, the illness and the declining mental capacity of the average adult. Also, people are unaware of the damage they are doing to their body, and still continue to smoke. It also states the joy of the tobacco advertising companies are going through, due to the number of increasing smokers and the average amount of money they make annually.
In my opinion the statistics of smoking are terrible, if they were that bad in 2002 imagine now –six years later. And I can’t believe that the children from ages 13-18 would even dream of doing such a thing, but I have to believe it, because I’ve seen it. If they read the statistics of their declining health I hope they’d have to guts to quit. Kids these days are stupid. And the amount of money it’s costs the United States in medical bills each year! No wonder our country is going bankrupt! What they failed to mention—and I’m going to put a bit of my own knowledge into this—is that not only does smoking affect our economy, our population, but our environment, for every cigarette smoked we add to our amount of fossil fuels and car exhaust levels, so yes. Cigarettes are also a cause for global warming. I hope soon people all over the world will realize this disaster and will take a stand to stop smoking!
Source cites: By: Terry Martin, January 28, 2007, a Newsletter.