Smoking Worth It?

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Smoking Worth It?

Smoking... Is it worth it?

Still thinking about it?1. An estimated 700 million children, or almost half of the world's children, breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke, particularly at home.2. The death toll is projected to reach more than 8 million by 2030 if current trends continue.3. Tobacco kills up to half of its regular users

Tobacco use costs the United States billions of dollars each year. Cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion (i.e., $97 billion in lost productivity plus $96 billion in health care expenditures). Secondhand smoke costs more than $10 billion

Did you know?Whether smoked or chewed, nicotine is one of the most highly addictive drugs used in today's society.

So what exactly does smoking do to the body? Well...1. Every eight seconds, a human life is lost to tobacco use somewhere in the world. That translates to approximately 5 million deaths annually.2. Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 cancer-causing chemical compounds.3. Benzene is a known cause of acute myeloid leukemia, and cigarette smoke is a major source of benzene exposure. Among U.S. smokers, 90 percent of benzene exposures come from cigarettes.4. Heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, multiple types of cancer, etc.5. It is an addiction. Don't fall into the deadly trep that is Tobacco...

The Risks Increase:1.coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times2. stroke by 2 to 4 times3. men developing lung cancer by 23 times4. women developing lung cancer by 13 times5. dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) by 12 to 13 times.1


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