Men to draw at the smoke stop

The number of male Tobacco users in the world for the first time. This was the result of the world health organization (WHO) in a new analysis. This was a crucial turning point in the fight against the deadly products, said the WHO Secretary-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Although four out of five tobacco users are male, due to the global decline in smokers and users of snuff and chewing tobacco up to now, especially to women who stopped Smoking. While the number of tobacco use declined in women from 2000 to 2018 of around 100 million, increased the number of tobacco-using men in the same period, to around 40 million. At the same time, world population, and as a result, the percentage of smoke from men. However, in absolute Numbers, the men were bad. This Trend had now changed, so the WHO:

  • The organization believes that in the coming year, two million fewer men tobacco use than 2018, in 2025, six million less.
  • The women are men, but more advance: In the year 2020 is likely that nine million fewer women tobacco use as a 2018 until 2025 to 32 million less than 2018.

Among tobacco users and consumers of cigars, pipes, Hookahs, chewing tobacco or snuff, but not a consumer of E-cigarettes in addition to cigarette smokers. In the year 2018, 80 percent of all tobacco users were smokers.

How many people smoke worldwide?

In the year 2000, around a third of people still used from the age of 15 years worldwide to regular tobacco, in 2015, it was only about a quarter. In absolute Figures, the number of tobacco users went back to the WHO estimates, approximately 1.4 billion in 2000 to 1.3 billion in 2018. Add to that around 43 million 13 – to 15 – Year-olds consumed tobacco came in the year 2018 in the world. Of these, nearly 30 percent were girls.

Tobacco increases the risk for heart disease, cancer and other diseases. According to WHO, eight million people die every year from the consequences of their consumption, 1.2 million of them smoke at all myself, but live or work with smokers.

The WHO had to actually call the target to reduce the proportion of tobacco users worldwide by 2025 compared to 2010 by 30 percent. This goal is expected to be missed, warns the organization. If current Trends continued, would be reached by 2025, a decline of 23 percent.

“We still have work ahead of us,” said the WHO chief of the Department for tobacco control, Vinayak Prasad. “We must not slacken in the fight against the tobacco companies.”

The least-tobacco users lived in the is estimated that in 2018 in Africa. Most, however, in terms of percentage, in Southeast Asia, followed by Europe and the Western Pacific region. In Germany, 27 per cent of men and 22 percent of the women tobacco consumed according to the WHO, in the past year.