Tobacco Addiction

There are 1.1 Billion tobacco users in the world

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Statistics

  • In the USA, each pack of cigarattes sold costs society about $18.05.
  • In the 20th century, 100,000,000 people died from tobacco-related diseases and without action taken, one billion people could die this century from tobacco-related diseases.
  • Tobacco kills up to 50% of its users.
  • There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.
  • Nearly 80% of the world's smokers live in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Under 11% of the world's population is protected by comprehensive national smoke-free laws.
  • Around 38% of countries have minimal or no restrictions at all on tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship.

Negative Effects of Tobacco Use

  • Various lung diseases
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Female infertility
  • Deteriorates bones and joints
  • Behavioral and social problems
  • Dementia and neurologic diseases
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Recover from Addiction

  • Visit an addiction therapist.
  • Pick up a new hobby.
  • Get involved in your community.
  • Set meaningful goals.
  • Look after your health.
  • Ask for support from friends and family.
  • Commit and follow through.
  • Build a sober social network.
  • Ask for support from friends and family.
  • Don't let relapse keep you down.

Cited Sources

"Cigarette Smoking in the United States." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Oct. 2015. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.


"Overcoming Drug Addiction." : Drug or Substance Abuse Treatment, Recovery, and Help. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.


"Tobacco Statistics & Facts." Action on Smoking & Health (ASH). Web. 17 Nov. 2015.