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Facts about smoking
1. You will be shocked to know that smoking accounts for 20% of deaths in the U.S. every year, it causes 1 in every 5 deaths. Also see: Amazing facts about USA.
2. Stay away from smoking, it reduces life span and every cigarette you smoke reduces your life span by 11 minutes.
3. Do you know that cigarette contains lot of chemicals and some of them causes cancer, study shows that a single cigarette contains more than 4,800 chemicals and 69 of them are known to cause cancer.
4. It is interesting to know that 69% of smokers want to quit smoking completely.
5. In U.S. nearly 4000 teens smoke their first cigarette every day, while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
6. Do you know that it’s legal for minors to smoke cigarettes. In many parts of Europe and the U.S. what they can’t do is purchase them.
7. Secondhand smoke is very dangerous, exposure to it causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S.
8. You will be surprised to know that every day around 15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide. Also see: Interesting facts about the world.
9. The first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history was led by Hitler.
10. The first European who smoked was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by devil.
11. Don’t smoke near your apple computers, as smoking near them voids the warranty. Also see: Facts about Apple Inc
12. Breathing the air in Mumbai for one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
13. Do you know that tobacco addicts are likely to consider quitting the habit on Mondays.
14. Avoiding tobacco and alcohol can prevent cancer, studies show that over 30% of cancer cases could be prevented by avoiding them and having a healthy diet and physical activity.
15. You will be shocked to know that Marijuana is less harmful than Tobacco and Alcohol.
16. French ethnologist and anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss argues that people smoking often serves as a type of social initiation and smoking together reinforces personal relationships. Also see: Amazing facts about dating.
17. Cigarettes were part of soldiers’ rations in WWII and Americans were asked to send cigarettes to soldiers as a part of war effort.
18. Automaker and Anti-cigarette activist Henry Ford popularized the term ” The Little White Slaver” in reference to the cigarette. Both Thomas A. Edison and Henry Ford objected cigarettes and refused to hire anyone who smoke them.
19. The Anti-Cigarette League of America which lasted only a few years (1919-1927), tried to convince both adults and children not to smoke and exert lobbying pressure on national and state legislation against smoking cigarettes.
20. This one is shocking. Even though some cigarettes are made of lower nicotine and tar contents, smokers usually inhale them more deeply to get same buzz.
21. Marlboro cigarettes earned the nickname “Cowboy Killer” as two men who appeared in the wildly popular Marlboro Man advertisements died of lung cancer.
22. Do you know that in early Hollywood, directors used cigarette smoke to add mystery, sensuousness and atmosphere to their films. Tobacco firms paid Hollywood to place cigarette products in popular movies.
23. You will be feeling weird to know that for flavor Ambergris (whale vomit) has been added to cigarettes.
24. Smoking rates are higher among those who have little education and those living below the poverty level.
25. Do you know that in the United States, cigarette smoking is the single-most preventable cause of the death.
26. You will be shocked to know that over 3,000 deaths from lung cancer in nonsmokers are due to secondhand smoke in the United States.
27. A British survey showed that most of the women (Also see: Amazing facts about women) don’t know the link between smoking and cervical cancer, which is nearly 99%.
28. Do you know that Pregnant women who smoke are likely to deliver not only highly aggressive children but also low birth weight babies.
29. In the U.S. annually, cigarette smoking kills an estimated 178,030 women.
30. The cigar and cigarette are recognized phallic symbols, and several internet sites are devoted to smoking fetishism’s. Ironically, smoking has been linked to sexual impotence. Also see: Amazing facts about sex.
31. Over 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced globally per year currently. They are an attractive source of government revenue as so many people smoke them.
32. Utah has the lowest rate of smokers (11.5%) in the U.S., while Kentucky(28.7%) has the highest.
33. The most traded item in the world is cigarette.
34. Do you know that nicotine is named after Jean Nicot, who brought smoking and tobacco to the French court in the mid-sixteenth century as a medicine.
35. Tobacco pouches and gourds were seen as symbols of divinity by the Aztecs, as they regarded tobacco as the incarnation of the goddess Cihuacoatl.
36. Ben Jonson, Renaissance author argued that smoking was the “devil’s fart.”
37. Many diabetic smokers are unaware of a fact that, cocoa and sugar are often added to cigarettes.
38. You will be shocked to know that Urea which is a chemical compound found in urine is added to cigarettes for extra flavor.
39. Sir Walter Raleigh took his pipe with him when he was beheaded.
40. In ancient America, tobacco was drunk as a tea, consumed as a jelly, inhaled as a powder-like snuff, and chewed-but smoking tobacco was the most popular. Also see: Amazing facts about tea.
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