100 cr smokers around globe !

GTY_smoker_jef_130906_16x9_608A survey belonging to Australia revealed that over 100 crore smokers are in the world. The survey also made clear that 20 percent in the world population were addicted to smoking and five percent consume liquor. Further 1.5 crore people were addicted to drugs through injections. More than the addicts, sale of drugs legally caused loss to the society, which was pointed out by global statistics on addictive behaviours – 2014. In East Europe each person on an average consumes 13.6 litres liquor, it was revealed. In South Asia and West Asia each person drank only 2.1 litres, the survey said. Smokers topped in East Europe with 30 percent youth addicted to smoking. The representatives of NGOs are appealing to take action to check smoking and drinking addiction.

Medaram Jathara

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