Dying for a Smoke

Journalism, Opinion

Let me tell you three simple facts about the tobacco industry.

  1. Roughly 5.8 trillion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every year, which equates to two per-person per-day.
  2. In the previous century, tobacco use killed 100 million people, more than all deaths in World Wars I and II combined.
  3. The world’s top six tobacco companies make a profit of over $44 billion every year.