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In the 20th century an estimated survey of 100 million deaths were caused by cigarette smoking. In Philippines almost half of the Filipino family are not smoke-free. The Philippines has the second highest leading smoking prevalence among the ASEAN members. In the country there are about 20,000 cigarette smoking related deaths every year. Due to tobacco smoking related diseases almost 10 filipinos die every hour.
28.3% of total grown – ups or 17.3 million smoke. There are more than 14.6 million adult males (48%) who smoke, and around 2.8 million adult females (9%). The rate of smokers among men is persistently greater, yet nowadays more women and young citizens smoke cigarettes than before before (Philippines’ Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009).
According to the 2002 Smoking Statistics Fact Sheet of the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco-related illnesses can actually kill one in 10 adults globally or kill 4 million citizens. Tobacco consumption is expected to kill one in six citizens by 2030 if present trends continue.

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