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20 Facts About Tabacco

By MikkiJ Apr 14, 2013 590 Words

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
dead bugs

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 smokeless tobacco is a powerful, addictive drug that acts on several parts of the body. Once addicted, it becomes difficult, but not impossible, to quit using smokeless tobacco or to stop smoking.

15) Oral cancer is serious. When it spreads to the lymph nodes in the neck, it is often deadly.

16) Smokeless tobacco is not a harmless alternative to smoking. It is just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes. Protect your health; avoid all tobacco products.

17) Tobacco is a plant.

18) Whether smoked or chewed, nicotine is one of the most highly addictive drugs used in today's society. And once you're hooked, it's extremely hard to overcome this addiction.Surveys have shown that most adult smokers first tried cigarettes during their teen years, and there is a direct relationship between early smoking and adult addiction.

19) Even after 30 years of warnings on packages, tobacco continues to impact our health. In 2010, more than 220,000 new cases of lung cancer were reported, and more than 150,000 Americans died as a direct result of the disease.

20) Smoking tobacco and smokeless tobacco are both carriers of the highly addictive drug nicotine. Once your body gets a taste for nicotine, it can easily become a life-long addiction, with highly fatal consequences. Although quitting can be difficult at any age, the good news is that by giving up tobacco for life, you can drastically improve your health and reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and other life-threatening diseases associated with tobacco use.

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