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Sweden Figured Out How to Stop People From Smoking

The secret weapon: Snus, tobacco that doesn't kill people.
Tobacco, yes. Cancer, not so much.

Tobacco, yes. Cancer, not so much.

Photographer: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

I saw this chart on Twitter the other day and it blew me away:

Published by the European Union last month as part of a survey  about attitudes towards tobacco in Europe, the chart lists the percentage of daily smokers in 28 countries. At the top of the chart is Bulgaria, where 36 percent of the population smokes daily. Greece and France are close behind, with 35 and 33 percent respectively.