480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Because 80% to 90% of adult smokers began during adolescence, and two-thirds became regular, daily smokers before they reached 19 years of age, tobacco use may be viewed as a pediatric disease.
Nazi German in 1941 banning tobacco in public places as a health hazard to protect the health of Germany. The Nazis did more to protect their people from the adverse effects of Tobacco than the United States.
In 1950 The British physiologist Richard Doll published the first major studies that proved that smoking could cause serious health damage.
In 1964 the United States Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, likewise, began suggesting the relationship between smoking and cancer, which confirmed its suggestions 20 years later in the 1980 s.
Why did Congress continue to support the Tobacco industries despite the proven adverse effect on American’s health? Money, US tobacco taxation exceeded 32 billion in 2010. They protected the flow of taxation money by aggressively go after tobacco smugglers bypassing the Contraband Cigarette Trafficking Act of 1978. In addition to millions being spent for the re-election campaigns through an expensive lobbing campaign by big tobacco. Congress was more concerned about the flow of Taxation income to the Deep State than the health of Americans.
China faces many tobacco-related health problems, with over 1.2 million tobacco-related deaths per year, the government (CCP) has had a limited response. The tobacco industry provides 7 to 10 percent of tax revenue for the government, while also providing many jobs in agriculture, sales, and other businesses. In addition, the government considers anti-smoking measures as potentially destabilizing, given the resentment and unrest it could cause. The Chinese Communist Party and the Congress are more concerned about revenue and control than then PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE of the People.