A random walk down the world of business economics
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Cigarette consumption between genders
According to The Economist smoking is in the decline in Western Europe by 26% between 1990 to 2009 due to taxes, smoke-free policies and education. Whereas in the Middle East and Africa consumption of cigarettes increased by 57%. In emerging markets 800 million men are smokers whereas only 200 million are women. Moreover, 80% of this male cigarettes consumers are from low-income and middle-income countries. This problem is most apperent in China where 50% of men smoke compared to only 2% of women. In total China consumes 1/3 of world's cigarettes.