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%
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%!