Number of smokers worldwide in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths -- including 1 in 5 deaths in males worldwide, according to research by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: 1.1 billion� Percentage of new smokers who become addicted by the age of 25: 89� Approximate percentage of deaths attributable to smoking tobacco that occurred among current smokers: 87� Percentage of global deaths attributable to tobacco use that occurred among individuals who had quit smoking at least 15 years previously: 6
Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Percentage of Americans who believe that exposure to natural daylight is critical to their good health, according to a new survey by BrainLit: 83� Percentage who are unaware that natural daylight can be replicated through indoor lighting systems to improve health and well-being: 39� Percentage who said they spend 10 to 12 hours inside each day: 49
Percentage of Americans who say men face a lot of pressure to support their family financially, according to a Pew Research survey: 76� Percentage who say the same of women: 40� Percentage who say men feel pressured to be successful in their job or career: 68� Percentage who say the same of women: 44
Source: Pew Research Center's Social and Demographic Trends.
Percentage of homeowners who have at least one regret about buying their current home, according to research by Bankrate.com: 43� Rank of maintenance and other hidden costs being more expensive than expected: 1� Rank of insufficient income, prices are too high and can't afford down payment/closing costs on the list of reasons given by those who don't own their own home: 1, 2, 3� Source: Bankrate.com.
Percentage of 16- and 17-year-olds who plan to work this summer, according to a survey conducted for Junior Achievement: 68� Rank of retail, restaurants, landscaping/lawn-mowing and other outdoor work and babysitting/childcare on the list of top summer jobs where teens expect to find work: 1 (tie), 3, 4� Source: Junior Achievement.
Percentage of Americans who don't think about what they're going to eat for lunch until they realize they're hungry, according to a survey by the California Walnut Board and Commission: 53� Of those, percentage who choose to eat foods that give them energy to power through the day: 27� Of those who bring their own lunch, percentage who said they eat fruits and vegetables: 54� Source: California Walnut Board.
Percentage of Americans between the ages of 18 and 53 who went into debt to pay for their wedding, according to a study by LendingTree: 45� Of those, percentage who say they argued about wedding-related expenses with their partner: 76� Percentage of those who avoided wedding debt who said the same: 20� Source: LendingTree.
Projected amount that U.S. consumers expect to spend on gifts and other items for Father's Day, a record high, according to a National Retail Federation survey: $20.1 billion� Percentage of Americans who plan to celebrate the fathers, husbands and other paternal figures in their life this Father's Day: 75� Average spent on Father's Day items: $174
Source: National Retail Federation.
While many business leaders are drawn to vaccine passports as a solution to bringing their workforces back to the office full time, percentage of U.S. and European companies that will pivot to a hybrid work model post-pandemic, according to research by Forrester: 70� Percentage of U.S. employees who say they hope to work from home more often, even after the pandemic ends: 55� Source: Forrester.
After a year of social distancing, percentage of Americans who state that they are going to travel as much or more than in pre-COVID times, according to a research report from the Out of Home Advertising Association of America: 51� Percentage of those who will vacation this summer who plan to take a full two weeks or more off for travel: 42� Source: Out of Home Advertising Association of America.
Idle Thought� "It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards." -- Baltasar Gracian, philosopher and writer (1601-1658)