In which country tobacco is produced the most and the people of which country smoke the most, this is a very interesting question. Every year on 31st of this month the world celebrates ‘No Tobacco Day’. Every year this date comes and people take oath to reduce smoking but the opposite happens. Tobacco consumption is increasing every year and more and more people are becoming fond of cigarettes.
The largest tobacco producing country
China is on top in this matter. Every year 6,665,713 tonnes of tobacco is produced in the world. Out of this, the contribution of China alone is 2,806,770 tonnes. India is number two. Every year 761,318 tonnes of tobacco is produced in India. 50 percent of the tobacco used in the world is produced in India and China alone.
Most tobacco smokers
China has the most tobacco, then China The people of this are number one in this matter. According to the World Health Organization, about 300 million people smoke in China. More than half of Chinese youth smoke cigarettes and bidis. India is also not far behind, about 27.20 percent of its people consume tobacco in one way or the other.
Where people use less tobacco
Sweden, Iceland, Finland People living in Norway, Luxembourg do not use tobacco much. The people of these countries remain engrossed in themselves. Only 9-10 percent of the total population uses tobacco.
How is tobacco made?
Tobacco contains 60 types of toxic substances including nicotine. According to a government website working on cancer, of the more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful. These include hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide and ammonia. Tobacco reaches the blood and lungs through bidi, cigarette, gutkha. This produces tar (organic chemical) which sticks to the lungs. This reduces the ability of the lung cells to absorb oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Gradually the process reaches cancer.
How many deaths occur
Untimely death occurs in many countries of the world due to smoking. About 5 lakh people die every year in America due to tobacco. Every year 13 lakh people die due to tobacco consumption in India. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, tobacco-related cancers accounted for 27% of the country’s cancer burden in 2020 in India.
What a cigarette does to the body
– The smoke starts damaging the outer layer of the nose.
– The heat of the cigarette affects the skin of the mouth, face and nose.
– Lips turn black and wrinkles appear.
– Smoke accumulates on the enamel of the teeth and starts yellowing them.
– Skin inside the mouth starts getting damaged
– Tar starts accumulating in the cavity between the teeth Is
– Less saliva is produced in the mouth, the mouth starts drying.
– If tar and chemicals accumulate in the tube connecting the mouth and nose, then the mouth starts smelling
– Smoking damages the thin membrane present in the throat
– Throat becomes prone to infection and cancer
– Chemicals in tobacco damage the vocal cords
– Smoking cigarettes for a long time Throat cancer can also occur from it
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