According to The Tobacco Atlas, 38 per cent of all cigarettes consumed in the world are smoked in China, more than the other top four countries combined. 50.4 per cent of all men smoke, meaning that approximately 340 million people are at significant risk for death from tobacco-related diseases. Tobacco use is already responsible for 12 percent of all deaths among men in China, and that number could rise significantly.
Tobacco companies export thousands of cigarettes to almost 146 countries worldwide. The greatest consumer of these tobacco products is China. China contributes to approximately 38 percent of cigarette consumption. As the consumption of cigarettes grows, the amount of exposure to secondhand smoke greatly increases. More research has proven that secondhand smoke is hazardous to one’s health and well-being. However, China has not fully considered the poisoning effects of secondhand smoke. Now, China is experiencing the increased rates of cancers related to secondhand smoke.
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