Filed under: General HealthSmoking is a hot-potato issue across the globe right now, with bans happening in many countries on an ever-more-frequent basis. In China, the number of smokers is larger than the entire U.S. population, so that country is set to have some massive health problems if it does not curb its smoking population soon.
Chinese researchers have added that over two million Chinese people alive today will end up dying from emphysema and other chronic lung diseases directly caused by inhaling second-hand smoke. These are not smokers, but people who ingest smoke from nearby smokers.
In the research, most of the estimated two million Chinese citizens had never before smoked, but were exposed to second-hand smoke regularly. Of course, there will be more to come on the subject of smoking -- much more.