Health & Medicine

World loses USD 30 billion from Smoking habit!

Here is one of the world’s richest country – Nauru. Small Island that has lots of wealth. Here are its smoking stats:

Pct. who smoke: 54%

Population: 13,528

Gross National Income: $67.6 million

Smokers cost in total national income: $5.1 million

Pct. of total: 7.5%

Nations lose over $30 billion a year from the health and other costs to the economy from just the habit of smoking! That is a rather grim statistic world-wide. In many African countries specially this percentage is fairly high – over 45%!

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