According to The Tobacco Atlas, estimates of revenues from the global tobacco industry likely approach a half trillion U.S. dollars annually. In 2010, the combined profits of the six leading tobacco companies was U.S. $35.1 billion, equal to the combined profits of Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and McDonald’s in the same year.
If trends continue, one billion people will die from tobacco use and exposure during the 21st century – one person every six seconds. Globally, tobacco-related deaths have nearly tripled in the past decade.
A government is responsible for many aspects like the economy of the country as well as the health and care of the citizens.
The tobacco industry is a highly flourishing industry all around the world so obviously, it would be adding on to the countries economy.
Considering the fact that it is a profitable industry more and more people will engage in it.
Over-population and unemployment are already hanging over the nation’s prosperity and in situations like these, the government might not feel okay to ban tobacco industry and create additional issues.
Moreover, I believe it is a matter of personal choice to consume tobacco.
No matter what government does people will somehow figure out a way to produce and consume tobacco.
Why do intelligent humans lead their life on the way they know death and pain will follow them. It is stupidity.
I am not in favor of the government and the production of tobacco, just trying to convey my version of current reality.