Say no to smoke

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There are 1.1 billion smokers in the world today.

This number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by the year 2025.


Why People Smoke?Smoking is as much a psychological pleasure as it is a physiological satisfaction.Coping with anger, stress, anxiety, tiredness or sadness.Smoking is pleasant and relaxing.Smoking makes you feel calm and alive.As a way to socialize.A way to look confident and in control.

HoweverStatutory warnings on cigarette packs shouldn't be taken lightly.Smoking does kill you, slowly and over several years.Smoking contributes to a number of cancers.Mixture of Nicotine and Carbon Monoxide when inhaled temporarily increases heart rate and blood pressure.

CIGARETTE FILTERIt is estimated the trillions of filters, filled with toxic chemicals from tobacco smoke, make their way into our environment as discarded waste yearly.While they may look like white cotton, they are actually made of very thin fibers of plastic called cellulose acetate. A Cigarette filter can take between 18 months to 10 years to decompose.

NICOTINEA typical cigarette contains approximately 8 or 9 mg of Nicotine.While the nicotine content of a cigar is 100 to 200 mg with some as high as 400mg.There is enough Nicotine in 4 or 5 cigarettes to kill an average adult if ingested whole.

OTHER HARMFUL ADDITIVES IN CIGARETTESAmbergris, otherwise known as Whale Vomit is one of the hundreds of possible additives in manufactures cigarettes.Radioactive lead and polonium are both present in low levels in cigarette smoke.Hydrogen cyanide, one of the toxic byproducts present in cigarette smoke was used as a genocidal chemical agent during World War II.

SECOND HAND SMOKESecond hand smoke contains more than 50 cancer causing chemical compounds.

11 of which are known to be group 1 carcinogens.

EFFECT ON CHILDRENChildren are picking up smoking at an alarming rate of 80,000 to 1,00,000 a day worldwide.

1 in 5 teens age 13 to 15 Smoke Cigarettes

LIVES LOSTHalf of all the Long term smokers will die a tobacco related death.

Every Eight seconds, a human life is lost to tobacco use somewhere in the world, that translates to approximately 5 million deaths annually.

BIG CONCERNIt is estimated that approximately 1 billion live will be lost this century unless serious anti smoking efforts are made on a global level.

Remember, smoking kills not only your health and well-being, but also that of others, including your children.

Stub out that cigarette. Start to live healthy.