1) There are 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, and if current trends continue, that number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by the year 2025.
2) China is home to 300 million smokers who consume approximately 1.7 trillion cigarettes a year, or 3 million cigarettes a minute.
3) Five trillion cigarette filters weigh approximately 2 billion pounds.
4) Kids are still picking up smoking at the alarming rate of 3,000 a day in the U.S., and 80,000 to 100,000 a day worldwide.
5) Worldwide, one in five teens age 13 to 15 smoke cigarettes.
6) Half of all long-term smokers will die a tobacco-related death
7) Causes lung cancer.
8) Danger to you're health.
9) Some of the harmful ingredients found in tobacco are
arsenic formaldehyde dirt
fertilizer soot pesticides
cyanide manure nicotine
10) At least 19 different types of cancer-causing substances, called nitrosamines, are found in tobacco products.
11) The risk of developing lung cancer is 10 times greater for smokers than for non- smokers. Also, breathing second-hand smoke (someone else’s smoke) can be as dangerous as smoking.
12) Once you stop using tobacco products, your blood pressure, pulse rate and skin temperature will return to normal within 20 minutes. Within eight hours, high levels of carbon monoxide in your blood will return to normal and, within a few weeks, your circulation will improve, your sense of taste and smell will improve, and you will have fewer colds and more energy
13) The use of tobacco products is not only addicting, but is directly related to a number of health problems and diseases. A few of the oral health problems smokers or smokeless tobacco users can develop are - bad breath, brown, stained teeth, ground-down teeth
black hairy tongue, gum disease and loss of teeth receding gums cancers of the cheek, esophagus, lip, palate and tongue
14) The nicotine found in cigarettes and in...