cigarettes facts

The world’s view of smoking habit has changed considerably throughout the last millennium. This famous habit was one time considered as something trendy, appealing and was typically enjoyed by many people. It was promoted on TV and billboards by popular superstars and sportsmen. Practically no one would be found acting in a film without smoking a cigarette. Even so in recent times the global recognition of cigarette consumption is reduced primarily due to the massive anti-smoking activities occurring all over the world. If you are interested in some cigarette facts, please look through the ones listed below.

• Cigarettes till present are the most traded products in the world, with approximately 1 trillion being sold from country to country each year. With about $400 billion, it is one of the world’s largest industries.

• At present U.S. tobacco manufacturers yield more funds trading cigarettes to countries around the world than they do to Americans.

• Legendary American cigarette brands such as Winston own around 70% of the world cigarette market.

• In the vast majority of countries all over the world, the legal age for the purchase of tobacco products is at present 18, raised from 16, not to say that in Japan the minimum age is currently 20 years old.

• In contrast to well-known social belief, it is not banned to smoke tobacco products at any age. Parents determine to allow their children to light up, and teenagers are within the law to smoke cigarettes without restraint. However, the sale of tobacco products is massively ruled with legal legislation.

• Based on estimations, the U.S. states with the major percentage of cigarette users are thought to be: Kentucky with around 28.7%, Indiana with 27.3%, and Tennessee owning 26.8%, while the states with the smallest smoking rates are: Utah -11.5%, California – 15.2%, and Connecticut- 16.5%.

• The United States is without doubt the largest cigarette market in the entire world in which the rate of women using cigarettes is 25% approaching to the 35% of men who smoke. Europe has a larger gap – 46% of men as compared to 26% of women smokers.