Russia World’s 4th on Number of Smokers

RIA Novosti
Wednesday 8th January, 2014

MOSCOW, January 8 (RIA Novosti) – Russia is among the world’s heaviest smoking countries, outranked only by China, India and Indonesia, according to a new report out Wednesday. About 39 million of 143 million Russians smoked as of 2012, the latest year covered by a global group of researchers for a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Of these, 28 million are men and 11 million are women. The overall figure was 38 million in 1980, when the population was at 138 million. In China, some 280 million smoked as of 2012 in a population of 1.35 billion. …

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