Amazing: Secondhand tobacco smoke caused 603,000 deaths worldwide in 2004, according to a recent report in The Lancet -- about 1.0% of worldwide mortality.
28% of these deaths occur in children.
Not only that, it causes 10.9 million years lost due to disability (0.7% of the worldwide disease burden).
And we drive ourselves crazy worrying about an airplane crash here and there and low-level toxins in our drinking water.
If tobacco were created today it would never be allowed on the market. Not even close.