Smoking Facts, Reasons And Aspects:

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  • 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.
  • The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world.
  • If the average NYC smoker gave up smoking and instead invested the money in the SandP500, in 10 years, would have US$52,000.