World No Tobacco Day 2019
We have extensively covered throughout in a simple and easy to read format for every reader to get the Real Truth about Tobacco, which includes the stats, facts and many questions to consider.
The purpose is to bring more awareness so that we can learn and understand more about Tobacco.
There is enough evidence over the past century telling us clearly that Tobacco is killing us and yet we seem to want more and more proof of what it is doing to the human frame.
This 3 part should be more than enough proof, which requires nothing more and nothing less as it speaks volumes for those who are ready to take note.
The following is an extract taken from our forthcoming book titled The Real Truth about Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco.
1.1 BILLION SMOKERS
7 million each year die from Tobacco
The Tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.
World Health Organization | 2018 (1)
Over 1 billion smokers on earth
What exactly is this telling us all
Everyone knows that smoking is not for human consumption but yet we have a very large population doing exactly that – in all the various forms that we keep on creating.
Is anyone really listening to the statement last year from the World Health Organization.
How have we got to this point where we have a lifestyle choice that has become one of the biggest public health threats that our world has ever faced.
What is the real cost to humanity if we continue on this ill road in life, with a substance that has become so popular for various reasons.
What is the cost to our health systems because we choose to use Tobacco for our pleasure.
What is the pain and suffering that is waiting along the road if we continue with Tobacco in any form.
What is needed to turn the tides once and for all
Tobacco Markets | 2019 – 2024
Focus on Cigarettes | Roll your Own | Cigars | Cigarillos | Smokeless Tobacco
8.2 million tons – Global Tobacco Market | 2018
9.1 million tons by 2024 – market projection
70 species of Tobacco known – N. tabacum remains chief commercial crop
Tobacco contains a colourless volatile alkaloid – nicotine, which is responsible for
- constricting peripheral blood vessels
- increasing blood pressure
- raising heart rate
- stimulating brain functions
Dried Tobacco leaves are used for smoking in cigarettes | cigars | pipes | shisha
Chewing Tobacco used as snuff | snus | dipping tobacco
Global Tobacco Market Drivers/Constraints
The demand for Tobacco has recently witnessed a shift from the developed regions to the developing nations such as Asia and consumers increased income levels, larger populations and lenient government regulations. Introduction of numerous premium Tobacco products such as flavoured, long and skinny, coloured and e-cigarettes by the manufacturers has further created a positive outlook for the growth of the tobacco market.
A surge in investments in the research and development has resulted in the introduction of products with reduced levels of toxicants. This has helped in attracting a larger consumer-base for Tobacco products.
Higher levels of education along with rising awareness about health concerns related to Tobacco consumption, such as different types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases etc., has hampered the growth of the market.
Apart from this, stringent regulations in the developed countries further restricts the market growth.
On the basis of type, the market has been segregated into cigarettes, roll your own, cigars, cigarillos, smokeless tobacco and others.
Currently, cigarettes represent the most popular product type, accounting for the majority of the global market. Their rising demand can be attributed to the surging population and tax regulations, especially in the developing countries.
China has the leading position in the global tobacco market due to an increase in the production of tobacco leaves in the region. As smoking is considered cool among the younger generations, there has been a constant demand for tobacco in the country.
Other major regions include India | Brazil | United States | EU 15
The market is highly concentrated with the presence of three large manufacturers which currently hold more than two-thirds of the total share. (2)
Did we know there are 70 species of Tobacco
What on earth does that mean to us on the street
Even if we are not good with Numbers – this is easy to work out.
1 gram or less of Tobacco is in each cigarette
8.2 million tons – how much are we consuming
The sums are not needed
The point is we have an industry that is trading this drug of choice in epic proportions.
The simple sum is any form of Tobacco is not good for our health.
Tobacco users should quit all tobacco products to reduce health risks
CDC | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (3)
This article will refer to Hookah and Shisha – both are the same
Hookah smoking is NOT a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes
American Lung Association (3)
Hookahs are water pipes used to smoked specially made tobacco that comes in different flavours such as
apple | mint | cherry | chocolate | coconut | liquorice | cappuccino | watermelon
Other names for hookah are Narghile | Argileh | Shisha | Goza | Hubble-Bubble
Hookahs vary in size, shape and style
A typical modern hookah has a –
- head with holes in the bottom
- metal body
- water bowl
- flexible hose
Hookah smoking is usually done in groups, with the same mouthpiece passed from person to person.
Hookah use began in Ancient Persia and India
Today, hookah cafes are gaining popularity around the world
Hookah use by youth and college students is increasing
1 in 5 high school seniors used hookah in the past year
Monitoring the Future survey | 2010 (3)
Other studies found high prevalence of hookah use among college students
New forms of electronic hookah smoking – hookah pens | steam stones
Products are battery powered and turn liquid containing nicotine, flavourings and other chemicals into a vapor which is inhaled.
Very little information is currently available on the health risk of electronic tobacco products. (3)
We have been told by the World Health Organization last year that Tobacco is the biggest ever public health threat that we have faced – so do we need to wait around for more research, more evidence, more information about electronic tobacco products.
The fact that an electronic tobacco product is now on the market tells us SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT.
We keep creating new ways to take this poison and we forget that the suppliers are just giving us what we want. We, the consumers are the ones demanding the products and they simply deliver.
If we want change then we as individuals have to make that change first.
There can only be a market if there are customers in the first place.
Right now there are over 1.1 billion customers for this toxic substance called Tobacco.
Tobacco is a poison and not for human consumption
(1) (2018, March 9). Tobacco. World Health Organization. Retrieved May 25, 2019 from
(2) (2019, February 19). Global Tobacco Markets, 2019 – 2024 – Focus on Cigarettes, Roll Your Own, Cigars, Cigarillos, Smokeless Tobacco and Others. www.globenewswire.com Retrieved May 28, 2019 from
(3) (2018, January 17). Hookahs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Retrieved May 28, 2019 from