25 Important Things You Should Know Before Smoking Your Next Cigarette

Although there are some people who live into their 90’s while still smoking, these are the exception and not the rule. Even then, if you do manage to live longer, the quality of your life decreases significantly. The medical complications that accompany chronic smoking can make your remaining life quite unbearable. The good news, however, is that there is hope. These are 25 important things you should know before smoking your next cigarette.

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8.6 million people in the United States live with a serious smoking-related illness

smoking factsSource: lung.org
24

In 2013, U.S. states collected more than $25 billion from tobacco taxes and only 2% of that was spent on tobacco control programs

smoking factsSource: npr.org
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Tobacco companies pay for most of the anti-smoking campaigns that you are exposed to (they are legally required to do so because of a legal settlement in 1998)

smoking factsSource: wikipedia
22

Smoking makes your hair turn gray faster

smoking factsSource: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
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1000 infants die every year because of smoking during pregnancy

smoking factsSource: cdc.gov


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