If you don’t know what triggers your smoking, it will be much more difficult to break the habit. Try keeping a journal in which you list all the things that make you smoke, such as stress, boredom, or a feeling of pleasure. Once you know what gets you going, you can start to avoid these things in order to quit smoking.
Tobacco abuse affects every single organ in the human body. Your heart and lungs are in the most immediate danger, but the nervous system is also at risk, and so are your eyes. Tobacco has been shown to lead to cataracts, which is an eye condition deemed to be the number one cause of blindness in the world.(source)
You will be surprised to know that every day around 15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide.
Stay away from smoking, it reduces life span and every cigarette you smoke reduces your life span by 11 minutes.
It is interesting to know that 69% of smokers want to quit smoking completely.
Lung cancer is not the only malignancy you can get from smoking. Others include cancer of the bladder, blood, bone marrow, cervix, colon, esophagus, kidneys, larynx, liver, mouth, pancreas, rectum, stomach, and throat.
How many people use tobacco products or vaping devices?
Among people aged 12 or older in 2020:
- 20.7% (or about 57.3 million people) reported using tobacco products or vaping nicotine in the past 30 days.
- 15.0% (or about 41.4 million people) reported smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days.
- 3.8% (or about 10.4 million people) reported vaping nicotine in the past 30 days.
How many people have a nicotine dependence?
- Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, 8.5% (or about 23.6 million people) had nicotine dependence in the past 30 days.
These Facts based on Research that can help to quit any addiction of Smoking
- In the U.S. annually, cigarette smoking kills an estimated 178,030 women.
- Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the world.
- Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
- A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Second hand smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, including 70 cancer-causing chemicals
- Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, 70 of which are known to cause cancer.
- Breathing the air in Mumbai for one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.
- In the U.S. nearly 4000 teens smoke their first cigarette every day, while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
- Cigarettes were part of soldiers’ rations in WWII, and Americans were asked to send cigarettes to soldiers as a part of the war effort.
- Second hand smoke is very dangerous, exposure to it causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S.
- Smoking increases your risk of getting lung diseases like pneumonia, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
- 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.
- There are 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). If the trend continues, that number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by the year 2025.
- Sir Walter Raleigh took his pipe with him when he was beheaded.
- A British survey showed that most of the women don’t know the link between smoking and cervical cancer, which is nearly 99%.
- 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.
- French ethnologist and anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss argues that people smoking often serves as a type of social initiation, and smoking together reinforces personal relationships.
- In addition to cancer, smoking can increase your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by anywhere from 200 percent to 400 percent.
- 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.
- Marlboro’s cigarettes earned the nickname “Cowboy Killer” as two men who appeared in the wildly popular Marlboro Man advertisements died of lung cancer.
- On average, the life expectancy of a smoker is 10 years less than a non-smoker.
- For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness.
- Smokers typically inhale about 1 milligram (mg) of nicotine in a single cigarette For some, that’s all it takes to become addicted.
- You will be shocked to know that Marijuana is less harmful than Tobacco and Alcohol.
- Don’t smoke near your Apple computers, as smoking near them voids the warranty.
- Smoking rates are higher among those who have little education and those living below the poverty level.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18 and almost all start smoking by age 26.
- You will be shocked to know that over 3,000 deaths from lung cancer in non-smokers are due to second-hand smoke in the United States.
- You will be feeling weird to know that for flavor, Ambergris (whale vomit) has been added to cigarettes.
- This one is shocking. Even though some cigarettes are made of lower nicotine and tar contents, smokers usually inhale them more deeply to get the same buzz.
- Worldwide, around 10 million cigarettes are purchased per minute, 15 billion are sold per day, and upwards of five trillion are produced and used every year.
- Tobacco kills more than six million people each year, translating to one smoking-related death every five seconds. That is a million more deaths than occurs each year as a result of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.
- 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.
- Benzene is a major cause of acute myeloid leukemia. Not surprisingly, cigarette smoke is the major source of benzene. Among smokers in the United States, 90 percent of their benzene exposure will come from cigarettes.
- Do you know that Pregnant women who smoke are likely to deliver not only highly aggressive children, but also low birth weight babies?
- Many diabetic smokers are unaware of a fact that, cocoa and sugar are often added to cigarettes.
- The first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history was led by Hitler.
- The most traded item in the world is cigarette.
- Utah has the lowest rate of smokers (11.5%) in the U.S., while Kentucky(28.7%) has the highest.
- Smoking is a known cause of erectile dysfunction in males.
- 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.
- The first European who smoked was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil.
- 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 to cigarettes and refused to hire anyone who smoke them.
- About 1.69 billion pounds of butts end up as toxic trash each year, making cigarettes the most littered item on Earth.
- Radioactive lead, polonium, and hydrogen cyanide can all be found in cigarette smoke. History buffs will recognize hydrogen cyanide as a compound used back in World War II as a genocidal agent.
- 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.
- You will be shocked to know that Urea which is a chemical compound found in urine is added to cigarettes for extra flavor.
- 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.