In this post i’m going to share with you some harmful effects of cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoking is one of the most harmful drug addiction and a lot of people have succumbed to this habit. Smoking cigarettes is one of the main reasons people die of heart attacks and cancers of different types. Quitting smoking always helps, the sooner the better. The best way to stop smoking in my experience is to go ‘Cold Turkey’ and quit all at once.
The main component of a cigarette is nicotine which is responsible for the addiction. Nicotine is an addictive drug and only 0.5g of this compound in its pure form can kill an adult human instantly.
There are many other harmful cigarette components like tar and lead.
Smoking is the major factor of many heart and chronic diseases and is also one of the major cause of lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, esophageal cancer,pancreatic cancer and bladder cancer.
There are over 1.1 billion people in the world who smoke cigarettes.
8.6 million people in the U.S. have at least one serous disease or medical illness caused by smoking cigarettes.
Adult male smokers on average, lose 13.2 years of life and female smokers lose 14.5 years of life as a result of smoking.
Smoking related illness is the cause of 1 out 5 deaths in the U.S. annually.
Cigarette smoke contains over 7000 chemicals of which 70 are carcinogenic.
Every eight seconds, someone dies from tobacco use.
Australian school children spend over $30 million a year or $82,000 a day on cigarettes.
Each year in UK about 30000 people die from lung cancer.More than 8 out of 10 cases are related to cigarette smoking.
10 million cigarettes are sold every minute.
A smoker’s life is cut by at least five minutes on average, for each cigarette smoked.
Among young teens worldwide(aged 13 to 15), about 1 in 5 smokes.
Between 80,000 and 100,000 children worldwide start smoking every day, half of whom live in Asia.
According to research studies, 50% of those who start smoking in adolescent years go on to smoke for about 15 to 20 years.
Half of long-term smokers will die from tobacco.