No More Smokers in 50 Years?

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Citigroup gave out an amazing bit of information telling that the habit of smoking has only about 50 more years to live on the developed area of the globe. The percentage of smoking people in the developed nations showing a constant decline in an almost straight line, Citigroup said, it’s quite possible that by 2050 the tobacco industry will have gone to seed and the statistics will show zero smoking. Going by the dropping graphs a date for each country to hit the zero mark can be predicted (should the trend continue).

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Here are some roughly estimated dates telling when smoking may die out completely in 18 countries in different parts of the globe.

% of smokers in the population year of smoking end
Australia172030
Belgium202051
Canada182040
Finland212093
France252118
Germany232280
Greece402231
Iceland162033
Italy232091
Japan242054
Netherlands282048
New Zealand182058
Norway212042
Spain262056
Sweden152028
United Kingdom 21 2040
United States212046

• Source: Citi Investment Research and Analysis based on OECD, national data, TMA and JT data

Source of the image: Photl.

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