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Author Topic: Smoking rates by country  (Read 1313 times)

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Offline buginme2

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Smoking rates by country
« on: October 19, 2012, 12:28:47 PM »
Countries with the highest rates of smoking are in Eastern Europe and Russia.

The US, Western Europe and Australia are in the middle.

India, has a very low rate of smoking. 

Interesting to see how the smoking rate differs

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Offline zach

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Re: Smoking rates by country
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 12:40:04 PM »
be interesting to compare those numbers against other "vices"

india may have a lower rate of smoking corporate manufactured cigarettes, but i'm betting smoking beedies and chewing betel nut is more prevalent.

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Smoking rates by country
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 12:53:11 PM »
And, what about Hookah smoking.  I thought China would have been higher.  Even here in tobacco Kentucky, I've noticed a decrease in smokers you see in their cars or smoking outside a store entrance.  Many have quit or cut back.  Many smokers I know won't smoke in their cars or houses.  Others have become closet smokers. 

Don't get me wrong, you'll find plenty of smokers here.  Just saying there's been a big decrease.  And, we have some of the cheapest.  Think a carton is about $45 here.  I remember when they were like $12 a carton here in the mid-90's.

Offline buginme2

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Re: Smoking rates by country
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 01:09:00 PM »
Thats just it, how can people afford to smoke.  Here in Seattle cigaretts are like $9.50 a pack.  If you smoke a pack a day thats $3400 a year. 
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Re: Smoking rates by country
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 10:41:18 AM »
india may have a lower rate of smoking corporate manufactured cigarettes, but i'm betting smoking beedies and chewing betel nut is more prevalent.

Spot on. I doubt this survey defines "cigarette" widely enough to include all tobacco smoking and chewing items. 

Beedis are smoked very widely. It's basically tobacco wrapped up in a dry leaf, a sort of filter-less cigarette. Also many people chew tobacco in their "paan" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paan) which  can cause mouth cancers.
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