Smoking

By: Austin T.

Effects of Smoking

Smoking has a variety of negative effects including lung cancer, heart diseases, asthma, and diabetes. Smoking has caused a major part of the world's deaths, causing more than 6 million deaths around the world every year. People who breath in the smoke, also known as second hand smoke, can also have the same diseases as the person smoking. Every year, 41,000 die from second hand smoke.

Ingredients of a cigarette

There are more than 600 ingredients in a cigarette that creates 7,000 chemicals when burned. 69 of the chemicals are known to cause cancer while the rest are poisonous. Some chemicals include, lead, methanol, nicotine, tar, and ammonia.

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Statistics On Smoking

  • Every year, more than 480,000 people in the U.S. die from smoking.
  • 15 million cigarettes are smoked everyday world wide.
  • Smoking was first recorded in 5000 BC across many different cultures.
  • 30% of cancer is caused by smoking and smoking related causes.