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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Interesting Facts About SMOKING

interesting facts smoking picSmoking... How many sticks of cigarette have you been smoking for the last 24 hour? 10, 15, 20, or more maybe.

Well, I am pretty sure you are aware of the negative effects smoking has on ones health. But I am just wondering what is it in that cigarette that you're smoking which makes you light another stick? Besides the nicotine, what is it? Are you just smoking for fun? Or for pleasure? Just like eating a piece of chocolate or playing with your pet? You just actually inhaled a bunch of pollution into your body and still want it more. Quite interesting.

Here are some interesting facts about smoking:

What is in a cigarette?

* Benzene - petrol addictive.
* Formaldehyde - embalming fuel.
* Ammonia - toilet cleaner.
* Acetone - nail polish cleaner.
* Tar. Nicotine - addictive drug.
* Carbon monoxide - car exhaust fumes.
* Arsenic - rat poison.
* Hydrogen cyanide - poison gas chamber.

Cigarette smoke contains benzene, carbon monoxide, arsenic, hydrogen cyanide and polonium 210.

Every eight seconds, someone in the world dies due to tobacco.

In England, a cigarette is referred to as a fag.

In the US, smoking causes about 445 new cases of lung cancer every day.

Over 50,000 people a year die from secondhand smoke in the US alone.

People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke.

Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked.

Tobacco kills more Americans than AIDS, drugs, homicides, fires, and auto accidents combined.

1 out of 3 smokers are estimated to eventually die from a tobacco-related disease.

A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years.

A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.

About 1 out of every 5 deaths in the US can be attributed to tobacco products.

At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking.

Cigarette smoke contains 11 chemical compounds that are known to cause cancer.

And for my final... The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first "Marlboro Man."