Interesting smoking facts
June 4, 2009 | In: Medical facts
There are over 4,000 dangerous chemicals in cigarettes, cigars and pipes smoke . Many of these chemicals are cancer-causing (carcinogen).
Each day 3,000 children smoke their first cigarette.
More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses. Smoking greatly increases your risks for lung cancer and many other cancers.
Two to four cigarettes in a row increase blood fats 200 to 400%. The average smoker (30 cigarettes per day) has 4 to 6 times the chance of having heart disease if he’s in the 45-54 year age group.
China are 300 million smokers who devour approximately 1.7 trillion cigarettes a year, or 3 million cigarettes a minute.
Cigarettes are responsible for about 25% of deaths from residential fires, causing nearly 1,000 fire-related deaths and 3,300 injuries each year.
Smoking reduces life expectancy by 7 – 8 years. That means, each cigarette shortens the life of the smoker by around 8 minutes.
You are likely to live 14 years longer if you don’t smoke.