Where There's Smoke...
The dangers of smoking
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the US
It has killed more than 10 times the number of US soldiers who have died in all wars in US history.
Nine out of ten deaths from lung cancer were cause by smoking
Smoking is responsible for the deaths of more people each year than HIV, Cars, Guns, Alcohol, and Drugs combined. It increases your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke by 2-4 times and lung cancer by ~25 times, as well as lessening your overall well-being.
There are a variety of reasons people smoke including: peer pressure, a family history of smoking, and the media influence of tobacco industry's ads. These things acclimate people to the idea of smoking as being generally accepted or 'glamorous.'
Just remember, Where there's smoke, people die. Don't become a statistic.