June 3, 2018

Smoking: a rundown on lighting up

GENEVA: Every minute, smokers get through nearly 11 million cigarettes and 10 die from the habit, experts say, in an industry that generates billions of dollars. There are around one billion smokers in the world, about a seventh of the global population, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and other estimates. China has the highest number: of its population of 1.3 billion, about 315 million are smokers and they