Why smoking is so bad for your health
44 000 die every year from smoking related diseases in SA each year
SA plans to join a list of countries in introducing plain cigarette packaging Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
Tobacco kills around 6 million people each year with More than 5 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600 000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to secondhand smoke.
Nearly 80% of the world’s 1 billion smokers live in low- and middleincome countries
There are more than 4 000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer.