Little Known Facts About Smoking
The majority of people know that cigarette smoking is bad for their health. Smoking can cause cancer, especially lung cancer, as well as put a person at an increased risk of developing a number of other health conditions. There are some facts about cigarettes that a person should know so they can stop smoking or never start.
Each and every cigarette that a person smokes contains over 4,800 different chemical forms. Out of these chemicals, 69 have been proven to cause cancer. That is a lot of danger in one single cigarette.
Young people are picking up cigarettes in record numbers now as well. Every day 4,000 teenagers in the United States pick up a cigarette and give it a try. In addition, 1,000 teenagers will become regular smokers. They are not even old enough to purchase the cigarettes, yet they are able to develop a smoking habit.
Cigarettes are by no means cheap. It is a wonder how people have all the extra money to support their habit. The average smoker who smokes one pack a day will spend over $3,000 a year on cigarettes. Those who have a strong smoking habit and smoke more will obviously spend even more money. This money can be used for other purposes or be put into a savings account. A person can take the money they spend on cigarettes and go on a nice vacation.
Smoking is a large expense for the economy of the United States as well. Smoking leads to a number of health care issues, and taxpayers often are stuck with the costs. Each year the United States has to spend over $333 billion dollars on health care related expenses due to the cost of smoking. This includes lost time at work for smokers due to these health conditions. There are also a number of issues relating to secondhand smoke. Every year there are over 50,000 deaths in the United States of people who have been exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes or other environments. They develop the same health conditions that smokers do and see the same negative side effects even though they have not picked up a cigarette.
People who smoke do not like their bad habit. Almost 70 percent of current smokers want to completely stop smoking cigarettes. They are not proud of this habit. Smoking is one of the hardest things to quit. The chemicals from the cigarette smoke make the body so dependent on them that it is very hard to break away.
Smoking can interfere with electronics as well. The chemicals from cigarette smoke stick to the screens of television sets as well as computers. If a person is smoking near a product made by the Apple company, then all warranties that a person has on the device become void. The company will not be responsible for damage done to the computers from the chemicals in smoke.
The Chinese have a high reputation when it comes to intelligence. But as smart as they are, the people in this country have one of the worst habits in the world. More than one third of all smokers across the world are from China.
These are some little known facts about smoking that should make a person wake up and realize how bad this habit is. It is very hard to quit smoking. The best way to avoid health problems is not to start smoking at all. This will save a person thousands of dollars, and they will be able to drastically reduce the risk of developing a number of health problems.
Smoking can lower the odds for both the man and the woman in couples who wish to have babies. Smoking causes a lot of damage to the reproductive system. Men who smoke on a regular basis may have trouble getting and maintaining an erection. They often have a lower sperm count. Women who smoke also have trouble with their reproductive system. Women often have trouble conceiving, and they are at a great risk of developing cervical cancer.
Many people know that cigarettes contain harmful chemicals, but they often cannot name the chemicals that are found in cigarettes. Many cigarette manufacturers put rat poison in their cigarettes. A person exhales formaldehyde, which is used for the preservation of dead animals. They inhale and exhale arsenic, which is used in many brands of rat poison. Cigarettes often contain butane, which is commonly found in lighter fluids. Cigarettes even contain DDT, an insecticide that has been banned outdoors for a number of years.
People know that street drugs are made for them and can kill them. Smoking cigarettes is more addictive than heroin. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance, and studies have found that it is more addictive than most hardcore street drugs. The younger a person starts to smoke, the harder it will be for them to break this habit.