March 01, 2011

Few Facts of Smoking

It is estimated that one from three adults smoke, with over 1.2 billion people smoking worldwide. More than 105 billion cigarettes are sold every week. That's ten million per minute.
Cigarettes are only substance that, when the user follows the instruction carefully, will result in consumer becoming toxic, chronically ill, or dead!

Thousand of careful studies have documented them. No major medical or health agency questions them. Cigarette smoking is a destructive habit.

  • During the 20th century, smoking killed about 100 million people worldwide.
  • Tobacco kills one person every ten seconds and is set to kill ten million people a year by 2025.
  • Half of all smoking-related death occur between the ages of 35 and 69, which translates into an average of roughly 29 years of life lost.
  • Every 30 seconds someone somewhere in this world dies of lung cancer.
  • Insurance companies have estimated that smoking a single cigarette lower one's life expectancy by 10.7 minutes. That means in smoking a pack of 20, life is shortened by more than three and half hours.
  • Urea, a chemical compound that is a major component in urine, is used to add “flavor” to cigarettes.
  • The immune systems of smokers has to work harder every day than non-smokers. As a result, a smokers’ blood will contain less antioxidants, although a smokers immune system may be quicker to respond to virus attacks due to its more active nature.
  • Smokers often smoke after meals to ‘allow food to digest easier’. In fact, this works because the bodies priority moves away from the digestion of food in favor of protecting the blood cells and flushing toxins from the brain.

Stop smoking right now!

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