One Million People In France Have Quit Smoking Within The Last Year
The Health Minister of France recently announced that one million people in France have quit smoking within the past year. According to the World Health Organization, smoking causes six million deaths per year. Eighty percent of these deaths occur in low to middle-income countries.
Two hundred people in France die each day due to cigarette smoke. Over 73,000 people die each year due to smoking. In 2016, 29.6 percent of the people in France smoke. Only 26.9 percent of people in France smoked in 2017.
There were 13.2 million smokers in France in 2016. In 2017, there were 12.2 million smokers. Unemployed people and low-income workers had a significant drop in the number of smokers. Smoking rates among men who were between the ages of 18 and 24 decreased by 9 percent. Smoking rates among women who were between the ages of 55 and 64 decreased by 3 percent.
Agnes Buzyn is the Health Minister of France. He stated that the tobacco industry targets low-income people. She stated that the fact that smoking rates have decreased among low-income people is a good thing.
Agnes is for raising the price of cigarettes. She stated that raising the price of cigarettes will deter low-income people from smoking. She also said that raising the price of cigarettes will improve the health of everyone. Furthermore, she stated that the cost of cigarettes will continue to rise.
There are several factors that have led to the decrease in the number of cigarette smokers. There are many apps that are geared towards people who want to quit smoking. Tobacco substitutes are also available. Additionally, there have been a number of tobacco-free campaigns.
Francois Bourdillon is the director of the public health agency. She stated that the decline in smoking shows that everyone is fighting against smoking.
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