Is Smoking Worth it?
Be Smart, Don't Start
Poisons in a Cigarette
Cigarettes and other tobacco products contain many poisons. Some of which are: Arsenic (rat poison), carbon monoxide and cadmium (used in batteries).
Parts Affected by Tobacco Products
Tobacco products don't just affect one part of your body. They affect your lungs, your mouth, your heart, your throat, your esophagus, and your gums. There are different diseases caused by smoking that effects each of these parts. For example, a disease called emphysema targets your lungs and makes it hard to breathe. Also, a disease called leukoplakia puts leathery patches on your gums. There is another disease called atherosclerosis that causes your arteries to swell and block blood from getting through your body. These are only some of the diseases you can get from smoking.
Annual Smoking Death Toll of the World
Most diseases caused by smoking are preventable, yet around 5 million people around the world die because of smoking related illnesses each year. After doing the math, that's about 14,000 people a day. Around 60,000 people die annually because of secondhand smoke.
The Monetary Cost of Cigarettes
An average smoker smokes about one pack of cigarettes a day. One pack of cigarettes usually costs about seven dollars. That's about 49 dollars a week, and 220 dollars a month. The average smoker spends about 2,550 dollars on cigarettes a year.
Paying with your Life
Research showed that smoking one cigarette can take away about ten minutes of your life. A smoker usually smokes about 20 cigarettes a day. That is 7,300 cigarettes a year. That means that the average smoker loses 50 days of there life a year. The average smoker dies about ten years earlier than a non smoker.
Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer alone killed more people than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined. About 160,340 Americans are expected to die because of lung cancer in 2012 alone. Do you want to be one of them? Be smart, don't start.
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