RUSSIANS SMOKE 375 BILLION CIGARETTES PER YEAR. Nikolai Gerasimenko,who heads the Russian State Duma's Health and Sports Committee, saidin Moscow on November 16 that people in the Russian Federation smoke375 billion cigarettes annually, ITAR-TASS reported (see "RFE/RLNewsline," February 10 and March 23, 2006). He added that 60 percentof all men and 15 percent of women smoke, including 48 percent of pregnant women. PM
Did I read that correctly, "48 percent of pregnant women?"