Around 1.1 billion people aged 15 and over smoke, with 80% living in LMICs (low and middle income
countries). Tobacco growing and consumption have become concentrated in the developing world where
the health, economic, and environmental burden is heaviest and likely to increase. July 2019.
British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the world’s second and fourth largest tobacco companies (excluding the Chinese state tobacco monopoly) are based in the UK. Jan 2017.The UK Tobacco Industry
This fact sheet focuses primarily on waterpipe use and regulation in the UK. Oct 2015.28. Waterpipes (shisha)