Chinese Kick Smoking Habit, Hurting Cigarette Industry: Chart

Chinese smokers cut down on cigarettes in 2015 for the first time in 20 years, dragging down the tobacco industry’s overall sales. China, which remains the largest cigarette market in the world, saw volumes decline due to health concerns, government regulations and tax increases, according to Euromonitor International. Globally, cigarette sales volume dropped 2.1 percent in 2015, compared with a 0.1 percent decrease in 2014.

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