It is now no doubt that smoking is a harmful behavior to human. Most nations are eager to ban smoking habits. Thanks to the anti-smoking campaign, the rate of smoking is gradually reducing.
On the other hand, a recent study suggests that one-tenth of the death in the whole world is attributed to smoke.
My past entry: Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, finds study
It is a surprising result. In this study, a total of 2818 data were synthesized to lead the conclusion. The validity of this study seems high as far as reading the protocol.
The Lancet: Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015
Now, Russia, China, India, and the US are dominant consumers of tobacco. As well, Italy is extraordinarily tolerant to smokers, in my sense. The other days, many smokers in Japan were proud of their behavior, and youth respected smoking adults. But nowadays, most media have banned smoking scene.
My past entry: Issues about smoking
Smoking companies need the change of their marketing strategy for survival. Some companies are struggling for a new product other than tobacco. Others are eager to sell tobacco in developing countries.
I do not want to perish tobacco. But I cannot stand smoking people in public.