The overall number of cigarette smokers in the world has dropped, but the most important thing is that for the first time the number of men addicted to tobacco has stopped and it should decrease in the following years – according to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) report published yesterday.
According to WHO, the rate of increase in the number of smoking men is fading and should now begin to decline. The report predicts that in 2020, the number of men smokers in the world will drop by 10 million for the first time compared to 2018. This trend is expected to continue in the following years: by 2025, the number of men who smoke will decrease by another 27 million. Smoking cigarettes – remind the authors of the study – causes lung cancer and many other cancers and other types of diseases. It is estimated that it is responsible for 8 million deaths worldwide annually.