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Here is one of the world’s richest country – Nauru.  Small Island that has lots of wealth.  Here are its smoking stats:

Pct. who smoke: 54%
Population: 13,528
Gross National Income: $67.6 million
Smokers cost in total national income: $5.1 million
Pct. of total: 7.5%

Nations lose over $30 billion a year from the health and other costs to the economy from just the habit of smoking!  That is a rather grim statistic world-wide.  In many African countries specially this percentage is fairly high – over 45%!