javascript counter using seconds

  I want to create a counter that acts something like a clock.  The logic is this, a person dies from smoking every 8 seconds.  I want to know how many have died just this year - somewhere around 950,400 so far this year.  I would like to include the 'clock' on a website.

Thanks a ton!
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Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems EngineerCommented:
<title>Counter Document</title>

<body onLoad="MyCounter(); window.setInterval(MyCounter,8000);">
<script language="javascript">
function MyCounter () {
      var dt1 = new Date ('01/01/2006');
      var dt2 = new Date ();
      var diff = dt2 - dt1;
      //alert ('Number of people ' + (parseInt (diff)/(8*1000)).toFixed(0));
      var spanObj = document.getElementById('counter');
      if (spanObj) {
            spanObj.innerHTML = 'Number of people ' + (parseInt (diff)/(8*1000)).toFixed(0);
<span id="counter">GO HERE </span>

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Pravin AsarPrincipal Systems EngineerCommented:

Just follow-up.. does my solution useful ??

JGoyerAuthor Commented:
awesome!  thanks!
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