The Incontiguous Brick

August 10, 2007

Tobacco Use in China

Filed under: China — iknowkeith @ 11:29 am

There is hope for the North Carolina tobacco industry!

Published in the CSIS Freeman Report:

    1. Out of a population of 1.3 billion Chinese people, 350 million are tobacco users, a group larger than the entire population of the United States.

    2. China consumes 1.6 trillion cigarettes a year, about 1/3 of world consumption.

    3. 3 million people take up smoking every year in China. If the growth of tobacco use continues at current trends, up to 2.5 million people will be dying of tobacco-related illness in China annually by 2025.

    4. Over 1 million people die of smoking-related diseases every year in China, and the number will rise to 2 million by 2020.

    5. 100 million Chinese smokers are under the age of 18, reflecting a trend for tobacco to reach an ever-younger market segment.

Sources: China Daily, Chinese Ministry of Health, World Health Organization

If only we can get them all addicted to US grown tobacco, maybe we can offset this trade inbalance.


1 Comment »

  1. Ayy I checked out whether its mere exaggeration….it’s true…quite unbelievable!

    Comment by Prabha Govind — August 16, 2007 @ 6:30 am | Reply

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