In 2015, 16% (79,000) of all deaths of adults aged 35 and over in England were estimated to be attributable to smoking.
Of these smoking caused:
• 37,400 (27%) of all cancer deaths
• 23,200 (35%) of all respiratory deaths
• 16,400 (13%) of all circulatory disease deaths
So 79,000 deaths. compared to the 41,000 or so from the nasty virus .... and the deaths from smoking are every year.
But apparently we would not want to face the economic consequences of a tobacco ban...
Oh the hypocrisy.