So you know smoking is a danger to your health, but how bad is it really? Here’s a few facts that will help you understand the dangers it may have to your health.
Smokers have ten times as many wrinkles than a person that does not smoke. On average a pack of cigarettes a day can cause the loss of two teeth every ten years. Smoking makes your hair change to a more tobacco like colour and makes your hands look and smell horrible. It also makes your breath smell not too pleasant.
Research has indicated that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers and that roughly eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked. Every eight seconds, someone in the world dies due to tobacco. That’s a lot when you think about it. One in three smokers are estimated to die from tobacco-related diseases. Cigarette smoke contains eleven chemical compounds that are known to cause cancer.
In America, at least 7% of all health care costs are due to smoking and it causes about 445 new cases of lung cancer every day. Over 50,000 Americans a year die from second-hand smoke, which makes people the deaths for people who actually smoke considerably higher. The death count for drugs, homicides, fires and AIDS combined still doesn’t equal the amount of deaths caused due to smoking.