- According to the World Health Organization more than one billion people smoke.
- The number of smokers is increasing in developing countries.
- A smoker is defined by someone who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in their life time.
- In 2010 American indian/Native American were 31% of the smoking population (this was the highest).
- In 2013, states will collect an average of 25 billion dollars form cigarette tax, but will only spend 1.8% of that on tabacco control program.
- 80% of tabacco related deaths happen in the developing world.
- In 2004, about 5 million adults both smoking and smokeless aged 30 years and over died from direct tobacco use around the globe.
- Only 5 percent of the population has access to services that treat tabacco addiction.