A Billion Deaths

Dec 20 2011 @ 5:31pm

Harold Pollack counts tobacco fatalities: 

In 2012, an estimated six million people around the world will die as a result of tobacco use. The World Health Organization projects that one billion people could die of tobacco-related causes over the remainder of this century. That’s an almost unfathomably huge number. If anything like this comes to pass, tobacco will numerically dwarf just about every other threat to human life and health.