Originally Posted by ollinger
^^ smoking in Asia as well as Europe has increased quite alot lately, especially among the young.
This makes me wonder about that 400,000 number. We're told that smoking is incredibly dangerous and lessens your expected lifespan by something like 14 years. Yet, a lot societies that puff away like chimneys are outliving Americans who have cut way back on smoking.
Imagine how long the Japanese would live if they didn't smoke. Something doesn't add up.