Here are some facts about smoking you should know If you are a cigarette smoker, you are probably thinking, “…I have time to quit…” “…Cancer doesn’t run in our family…” among many other thoughts. Sadly, even with millions of tobacco-related deaths around the globe, no one seems to learn the facts about smoking. The truth is that tobacco is a host of chronic and debilitating illnesses and ultimately causes death among millions of people. Most smokers are known to build a huge wall of denial that is meant to justify their continuing of this habit. There’s a majority few however, that are willing to break the walls down and quit this habit.This is definitely not easy as an addiction is always a disease that’s hard to cure. Hopefully, these facts about smoking will enable you to fuel that fire in your body that will help you quit smoking!
1- A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.
It’s common knowledge that smoking causes lung cancer. The important question is that, is the puff more valuable than your health? Most people consider a little sniff here and there totally harmless but it’s developing a smoking habit that leads to addiction and makes most smokers prone to cancer.
2- It’s completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes
Provided you live in the U.S and select parts of Europe, smoking for minors is no bigger than seeing a drunk man walking down the street. The only catch is that these minors cannot purchase the cigarettes, however, they can smoke them. Sadly, these are facts ( I really wish I could be making this up). However, I ask myself, what’s the common sense in this?
3- Exposure to second hand smoke causes over 50,000 deaths in the US every year.
It’s unfair for a smoker to risk the lives of the innocent men standing by him while waiting for a bus. Inhaling this smoke is definitely detrimental to the health of those around you. If you can’t stop smoking, at least-do it cautiously.
4- Over 60% of smokers are trying to quit.
Even though habit is second nature, smoking also comes with applications such as hardcore addictions. It’s not unreasonable for smokers to want to kick this habit due to the many health defects that come with it, unfortunately, it is a whole healing process-and a lot of work!
5- Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty.
As hilarious as this fact about smoking sounds-it is true! So, it’s best to keep smokers as far as possible from your Apple computer in case you still want to use that warranty.
6- More than 1/3 of the world smokers are Chinese.
Need I say more?
7- Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco.
8- The world consumes 15 billion cigarettes every day.
This fact makes selling tobacco one of the most lucrative businesses in most countries. With over 15 billion cigarettes being consumed on a daily basis, we are definitely digging deeper graves for ourselves.
9- Most children learn how to smoke from their parents
Well…the apple doesn’t really fall far from the tree. Children often emulate what their parents do. Studies have proven that most kids who are raised by smoking parents end up being smokers themselves.
10- There is enough nicotine in 4 or 5 cigarettes to kill an average adult if ingested whole.
A normal smoker would take 1-2 milligrams of nicotine per cigarette with the remainder being burned off. No one has been known to exceed this limit. Oh, well, maybe the select few who are on a suicide mission.
Quitting smoking might be the one of the hardest things to do-just like getting rid of any other addiction. However, the process is worth the reward. It will lead you into becoming a healthier and wholesome individual. Trust me, there’s no better feeling than that. Better yet, you won’t have to worry about these facts! As they say, A luta continua!