Smoking causes more than 440,000 deaths a year in the U.S. – which is more than 1,200 deaths a day.
Nearly 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. each year is attributable to tobacco use, resulting in more than 6 million years of potential life cost each year. This means that if you are a smoker, there is a 50% chance it will kill you!
Smoking causes premature aging deterioration that can be seen as the medical term “smoker face” and may other symptoms associated with aging and illness.
Smoking profoundly affects hormones and neurotransmitters, the nervous system, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, eyesight, mental acuity, immune system, cardio vascular network (diminishing and eventually destroying breathing ability, constricting blood vessels, elevating dangerous carbon monoxide levels, raising heart rate and blood pressure, increasing bad cholesterol levels) and more…
Smoking during pregnancy causes more than 1,000 infant deaths per year.
3,000 Americans die each year due to secondhand smoke.
A recent government study showed that the average smoker dies 14 years earlier than if they had been a non-smoker.
There are thousands of toxic chemicals in cigarettes.
Smoking 20 cigarettes a day over an average lifetime will, allowing for inflation, cost around $100,000.
Duke University health economists calculated the cost of smoking over a lifetime amounts to nearly $40 a pack.
Smokers in their 30’s and 40’s have five times the amount of heart attacks as non-smokers of the same ages.
The body begins healing, literally, as soon as you stop smoking.