Production: Cuba produces more than 15 billion cigars each year.
Statistics: In Britain, 31 per cent of men and 29 per cent of women smoke; 42 per cent have their first cigarette each day before breakfast and a further 23 per cent immediately after.
Giving up: A woman who gives up smoking is likely to put on 5lb in weight, unless she is under 30 or smokes fewer than 20 a day.
Deaths through smoking: Estimated at 111,000 a year in Britain.
Cost to NHS of treating smoking-related diseases in hospi-
tal: pounds 437m.
Number of hospital beds occupied by sufferers: 9,500.
Annual expenditure on tobacco products in Britain (in
1991): pounds 9.7bn.
Taxation revenue: pounds 7.2bn.
Average annual expenditure on cigarettes: pounds 600 per smoker.
Number of cigarettes smoked in Britain in 1991: 95.6 billion.
Length: A person on 25 cigarettes a day for 50 years will have smoked the equivalent of one cigarette more than 22 miles long.Reuse content