The most traded product on the planet is the cigarette. People smoke tobacco cigarettes all over the world, and the global cigarette industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars, with roughly 15 billion cigarettes bought every single day throughout the world. This translates to roughly 10 million cigarettes being smoked each minute.
But how did smoking become so big and so popular? Continue reading for a short history on the evolution of smoking to get a clearer idea of why this hobby isn’t going anywhere.