Archive for the 'Smoking Statistics' Category

Male Smoking Reaches Alarming Rate In Vietnam

With almost half (47.4 percent) of adult men smoking or getting involved in other uses of tobacco, Vietnam has been put into the group of countries with extremely high smoking rates among men. The risk of secondhand smoking is also high with 67.6 percent of the adults exposed to the risk at home and 49.0 […]

The Cost of Smoking in 2007 – Quit for the New Year!

We’re still barely into 2007, so if you haven’t made a list of New Year’s resolutions, the year is still young! For many Americans, topping that list this year is quitting smoking. But resolving to kick the habit is not only good for your body, it’s also great for your wallet. Ray Hennessey, Editor of […]

Malaysia Smoking and Tobacco Statistics

More than 10,000 Malaysians die from smoking-related illnesses every year, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng. He said that 30% of those above the age of 30 suffer from up to 40 kinds of illnesses which include heart problems and 57 types of cancer. “Statistics show that every day about 50 teenagers below the […]

Teen Smoking Rates Plunge to Single Digits in Canada

New figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show only eight per cent of teens report they smoked in 2005, down from 10 per cent in 2003 and 14 per cent in 2000-01. “This is the first time that it’s been in single digits, but there has been a steady decline since the 1980s,” Statistics Canada […]

Anti-Smoking Spies Patrol Quebec Bars in Canada

Quebec Health Minister Philippe Couillard has acknowledged there will be “undercover” inspectors in the province’s bars and restaurants to make sure a new anti-smoking law is enforced when it comes into effect May 31. The new legislation will ban smoking in all public indoor places, including bars and restaurants. Some critics say the province has […]