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Cigarette smoking Facts

The process of smoking a small roll of finely cut tobacco leaves wrapped in a cylinder of thin paper.

  • Cigarette not only refers to tobacco-based cigarette but also herb-based, such as cloves or cannabis.
  • Cigarette is addictive. Nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes the addiction. It is as addictive as heroin and cocaine.
  • Stress increases cigarette consumption among smokers.
  • Smoking makes you feel weaker and more tired because it prevents oxygen from reaching your heart.
  • Tobacco kills up to half of its regular users.
  • More than 53,000 people die each year from secondhand smoke.
  • Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health.
  • On average 29% of people around the world smoke tobacco.
  • Nearly 70% of people who smoke say they wish they could quit.
  • Cigarettes were first widely used in the mid-19th century.
  • Cigarettes are the most frequent source of fires in private homes.
  • The European Union and USA banned cigarettes that are not fire standard compliant by 2011.
  • Reeds and smoking tubes depicting usage of cigarettes were first spotted in Central America in the 9th century.
  • Germany doctors were the first to detect the link between smoking and lung cancer.
  • Cigarettes are a significant source of tax revenue.
  • In many countries, tobacco advertising and even sponsorship of sporting events has been outlawed.
  • Cigarette filters are made out of Cellulose acetate and carbon particles.
  • Washington State imposes a penalty of $1024 for littering of cigarette butts.
  • Cigarettes are the single-most traded item on the planet.
  • According to the World Health Organization, approximately 25% of cigarettes sold around the world are smuggled.
  • In 1997, nearly 11,000 Washington babies were born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy.
  • According to WHO, tobacco kills one person every ten seconds and is set to ten million people a year by 2025.
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