The current number of smokers around the world has reached 1.1 billion, according to research published in The Lancet last May. In 2019, deaths related to smoking hit 8 million and continue to increase as more younger people pick up the habit. According to the study, 2/3 of the world’s smokers come from 10 countries, namely: China, India, Indonesia, the United States, Russia, Bangladesh, Japan, Turkey, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The results showed that half of all countries made small progress in reducing smoking consumption among 15 to 24-year-olds. According to Marissa Reitsma, the study’s lead author and a researcher at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the government must focus on decreasing the number of young smokers because 89% of new smokers become addicted to smoking by 25 years old but are unlikely to start smoking beyond 25.