SMOK­ING BY THE NUM­BERS

FHM (Philippines) - - Pulse - SOURCE: world health or­ga­ni­za­tion’s global adult To­bacco sur­vey 2015

6 mil­lion

peo­ple die each year from to­bacco-re­lated ill­nesses.

11 cig­a­rettes

the av­er­age num­ber of sticks smok­ers light up in a day.

3.6 mil­lion

adults are ex­posed to to­bacco smoke in en­closed ar­eas at the work­place

22 per­cent

of Filipino adults smoke to­bacco, or 15.9 mil­lion peo­ple.

17 years old

av­er­age age of smok­ers who light up daily. This is alarm­ing be­cause they are, in fact, mi­nors.

24 mil­lion

adults are ex­posed to to­bacco smoke at home

678 pe­sos

what smok­ers spend monthly on cig­a­rettes, on av­er­age

93 per­cent

of adults be­lieve that breath­ing other peo­ple’s smoke causes se­ri­ous ill­ness in non-smok­ers.

70 per­cent

of Filipino smok­ers would like to quit to­bacco. But only four per­cent of those who smoked in the past 12 months re­ported suc­cess in fully quit­ting.

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