Cigarettes. Interesting facts
Cigarettes are the most sold thing on the Earth. One trillion of cigarettes are sold annually. Profits of tobacco industry exceed 400 billions a year; it is one of the most profitable fields.
Nicotine content in cigarettes of some famous brands is growing permanently. Harvard University has made research basing on this subject; the results have shown that in cigarettes Camel, Newport, and Doral nicotine content has grown by 11 % from 1997 to 2005.
In 1970 in USA was signed the law according to which it is prohibited to advertise cigarettes on TV. The last time cigarettes advertisement appeared on TV in USA December 31st 1970.
Manufacturers of cigarettes in USA sell a lot more in other countries of the world.
Such brands as Marlboro, Kool, Camel and Kent take 70 % of entire cigarettes and tobacco products market.
In majority of countries in the world cigarettes' sale is allowed from 16-18 years. In Japan - from 20.
Despite of widely spread opinion, cigarettes smoking is allowed in any age. It is prohibited to sell cigarettes to children and teenagers, but it is not prohibited to smoke.
Scientists consider that smoker losses in average 14 years of their life in case of active smoking. However, it doesn't mean at all to die young. Maybe, person will live up to 70 years, but he could live up to 84.
Nicotine reaches brain during 10 seconds after inhaling tobacco smoke.
Lights and Menthol cigarettes are the same harmful.