Effects of Smoking

The FACTS about SMOKING 1.35 billion people smoke world wide... ... that's 1 out of every 5 people U.S. Racial Distribution of adults who smoke American Indians/ Alaska Natives 9.6% Whites 13.3% 36.4% African Americans 19.8% Hispanics 21.4% Asian Americans 25% of high school students are smokers persons younger than 18 years of age become regular smokers 1,000 everyday (i.e., begin smoking on a daily basis) 5 million Deaths per year in the world caused by cigarette smoking 443,000 Deaths per year in the US caused by cigarette smoking.. or about one in five deaths annually.. more than alcohol, car accidents, suicides, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined Life Expectancy Average US adult 78 Average US smoker 64 An estimated 49,000 of tobacco-related deaths are the result of secondhand smoke in the United States Annually, in the United States, cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion $97 billion + $96 billion in lost productivity in health care expenditures States have billions from tobacco excise taxes and tobacco industry legal settlements for preventing and controlling tobacco use, but spend only 3% tobacco control programs ..ยทยทยท Funds available for controlling tobacco use: $24.9 billion 3% amount actually spent by Only 5 out of 100 people who attempt to quit smoking succeed states More than 4,000 individual compounds have been identified in tobacco and tobacco smoke methoprene cadmium cyanide formaldehyde polonium lead butane nickel naphthalene benzene arsenic ammonia Among these are more than 60 compounds that are known carcinogens.

Effects of Smoking

shared by rmmojado on Apr 25
Here we've complied a comprehensive list of the effects of smoking on the human body and it doesn't make pleasant reading for the 1.35 billion smokers in the world. This infographic illustrates some s...


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