Smoking facts

Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.

Every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected life span by 11 minutes.

A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.

About 69% of smokers want to quit completely.

Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.

It’s completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S. and parts of Europe. What they can’t do is purchase them.

Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.

15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every day.

Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.

Rapper Tupac’s ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band.

The first European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil.

Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty.

More than a third of the world’s smokers are Chinese.

Tobacco addicts are most likely to consider quitting the habit on Mondays.

Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.

Study after study have found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.

Freud never quit smoking despite having over 30 cancer surgeries because of it.

John Adams, 2nd president of the USA, started smoking at the age of eight.

8.6 million people in the U.S. live with a serious illness caused by smoking.

Smoking makes your hair turn gray faster, a study found.

The Chinese smoking population is higher than the entire population of the U.S.

Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers.

Cigar and pipe smoking is every bit as dangerous as cigarette smoking, and possibly even more dangerous.

In 2010, a 2-year-old boy from Indonesia, Ardi Rizal, made headlines for having a 40-a-day smoking habit.

Even though the Hindenburg was inflated with 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room.

Roughly a third of the world’s adult population smokes.

Smoking makes breasts sag faster than normal by breaking down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.



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