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Smoking: the terrifying numbers behind the tobacco industry


100,000 people a year die in the UK from smoking. The Telegraph looks at the terrifying facts of the habit and the tobacco industry as smoking in cars with people under the age of 18 becomes illegal

A new law that bans smoking in cars in front of people under the age of 18 comes into effect from today.

Drivers caught smoking in a vehicle carrying someone under the age of 18, could now face a fine of £50.

In this video, The Telegraph looks at some of the terrifying facts of smoking and the tobacco industry, including how a 20-day smoker would normally spend around £2,900 a year on cigarettes while the NHS combats the diseases caused by smoking with £2billion a year.

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