Smoking Facts

Here are some smoking facts you shoud be aware of...

Every eight seconds someone dies from tobacco use...
That's about as long as it takes to read this sentence.

Why you smoke?
You smoke because you are addicted to nicotine. You must maintain a certain level of nicotine in your blood
Just as the heroin addict does;
and, just as the heroin addict will do anything for a 'fix'. So will you.
Have you ever searched through the ashtrays for smokable butts when you've run out, and cant get any cigarettes.
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Smoking does not relieve stress.
When you experience elevated levels of stress one of the effects is to make the urine acidic.
When your urine becomes acidic, it accelerates nicotine excretion. Lowering your bloods nicotine level.
So you smoke a cigarette. (Or two.)

Alcohol makes you smoke more.
Again, alcohol makes your urine more acidic.
You may think that its the company that makes you smoke more. But what about when you drink alone, or your the only smoker present.
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Low yield cigarettes are no better.
Because you need your nicotine level to be kept up, low yield cigarettes will either make you smoke more, or you will smoke them down further.
The only ones to benefit from these are the cigarette companies. Cause, you smoke more of them.

Smoking is the number one avoidable cause of premature death in the UK.

In the United States, Smoking causes an excess of 434,000 premature deaths yearly.
This is more deaths than those caused by all...

  • accidents
  • Infectious diseases including AIDS
  • murders
  • suicides
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    More Americans will die this year from cigarette smoking, than all the Americans killed in
    battle during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Viet
    Nam, Iraq 1, Iraq 2, and Afghanistan, combined!

    Smoking related diseases cost the UK National Health Service about £1.7 billion a year.

    Some of the delightful chemicals that can be found in tobacco smoke include:

    Benzene
    A poisonous gas found in petrol fumes.
    Butane
    Lighter fuel.
    Hydrogen Cyanide
    One of the gasses used in the holocaust
    Toluene
    Industrial solvent.
    Methanol
    Used in rocket fuel.
    Ethanol
    Used in anti-freeze.
    Ammonia
    Used in many cleaning products.
    Acetone
    Industrial solvent.
    Cadmium
    Used in batteries. Known carcinogenic. (Causes cancer)
    Arsenic
    Poison.


    According to figures from the U S Dept of Health and Human Services
    Cigarette smoking was less prevalent among adults with more education.


    Among adults aged 18 or older, current cigarette use in 2006 was reported by

    • 35.6 percent of those who had not completed high school,
    • 31.9 percent of high school graduates who did not attend college,
    • 27.7 percent of persons with some college, and
    • 14.3 percent of college graduates


    Smoking is responsible for...

  • 87 percent of deaths from lung cancer
  • 21 percent of deaths from heart disease
  • 18 percent of deaths from stroke
  • Between 80 and 90 percent of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    (emphysema and chronic bronchitis).


  • Still wanna smoke?

    NEVER, EVER put a cigarette in your mouth, lit or not AGAIN.

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