Smoking Population Dying Out; Could Be Gone in 30 To 50 Years


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Don’t hold your breath, but a new study predicts smoking could disappear by the middle of the century.

A Citigroup analysis of the tobacco industry indicates there may be zero puffers in 30 to 50 years’ time.

The research was based on declining smoking rates in Britain.

Currently, only one in five Americans lights up, down from almost one in four a decade ago.

Even though the decline among American smokers is at a standstill now, “it is quite possible that there will be no smokers left in Britain or many other developed countries in about 30-50 years,” the report states.

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control says.

The number of smokers in New York City declined by 19 percent from 2002 to 2006, recent CDC data show.

(Source: NY Post)


  1. Ye well I guess the jewish population isn’t part of this poll… Y don’t they just go to the yeshivos!!
    Is very sick and sad! I walk by a yeshiva every day on my way to work and everyday there r boys outside smoking!! As little as 15 yrs old!! Were r the parents the maggid shiur the rebbes? Y isn’t anyone stopping this destructive behavior?!

  2. As a very long time smoker who quit recently, I am also disappointed when I see youg yeshiva bochrim smoking. I hear they pick up the habit in Eretz Yisroel where smoking is more common. I assure you that quitting in the first few years is much easier than after 30+ years.

    At today’s prices – how do they afford it? When I was their age I paid 35 cents a pack!

  3. seventytotheOne, actually he is the perfect person to give mussar, were u ever a smoker? As an ex smoker myself when a non smoker tried to give mussar it meant nothing to me.

  4. This smoking habit is insane! so much money is getting wasted! think of how many ppl need bread on their table instead its going to low class ppl selling cigarettes