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  • 1. Global Development and Social Justice Smoking Kills
  • 2. Current Estimates
    • Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, accounting for approximately 1 of every 5 deaths (438,000 people) each year.
  • 3. U.S Estimates
    • Approximately 21% of all adults smoke cigarettes in the U.S
    • Smoking is found more common in men, 23.9%, than in women, 18%
    • It is also more common among adults who live below the poverty level as compared to those who live above it
  • 4. Demographic Stats in the U.s
    • American Indians/Alaskan natives- 32.4%
    • African Americans- 23%
    • Caucasians – 21.9%
    • Hispanics - 15.2%
    • Asians – 10.4%
  • 5. Mortality Statistics
    • Cigarette smoking kills about 259,500 men and 178,000 women in the U.S each year
    • Adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than non smokers
    • Total deaths of tobacco use outnumber the total deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, suicides and murders combined.
  • 6.  
  • 7. Global Info
    • About 12 times more British people have died from smoking than from World War II
    • Roughly 80,000-100,000 children worldwide start smoking everyday
    • Almost 25% of youth alve in the Western Pacific Region will die from smoking
    • The tobacco market is controlled by American, British and Japanese multinational conglomerates.
  • 8.  
  • 9. Tobacco Control                           Enact comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship                             Obligate the placement of rotating health warnings on tobacco packaging that cover at least 30% of the principal display areas                                       Ban the use of misleading terms such as 'light' and 'mild'                                   Protect citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke in workplaces, public transport   and indoor public areas                                             Combat smuggling                                               Increase tobacco taxes                  
  • 10. References