Thirty percent of the population of China smoke – that is 416049225 people approximately.
This year one million of them are expected to die from smoking related illnesses say the Tobacco Control spokespeople.
That is 0.24% of the population of smokers.
We are told here in the UK that HALF of all smokers will die of smoking related illnesses. WHO link
That is 50% of the smoking population. 50% equals HALF, yes? I repeat “HALF of all smokers will die of smoking related illnesses” is the mantra we hear.
Yet in China, it is only 0.24%. I repeat 0.24% of smokers die from smoking related illnesses, if you do the math.
416049225 (approximately) people smoke in China.
This year one million of those will die of smoking related deaths according to Tobacco Control. That equals 0.24% – not 50%
Are we to assume that the Chinese are smoking better tobacco than we do?
that all the Anti Smoking statistics that are hurled at smokers are just a load of bolony that they suck out of their thumbs?
Link that spurred my anger today – Article in the Guardian this morning.
A World Health Organisation treaty in 2005 ratified by 180 countries recommends measures including smoking bans in public places, high taxes in cigarettes and curbs on advertising and marketing.
But I could NOT open the actual study in the Lancet.
Quote from Dr Kelly Henning – “I think the study highlights the fact that the work is not finished on tobacco.”
Well – of course not! Tobacco control is SUCH a profitable industry for everyone in it, they’d not want it to stop.
But perhaps in the case of China they should leave China alone – the cigarettes must be so much safer than ours, don’t you think?