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Facts about smoking

FACTS REGARDING SMOKING CIGARETTES ARE THROWN ABOUT ALL THE TIME, SO MUCH SO THAT IT IS DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH WHICH FACTS ARE TRUE AND WHICH FACTS ARE SOMEWHAT FAR FETCHED. FOGFATHERS HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF THE MOST EYE OPENING SMOKING RELATED FACTS THAT WILL MAKE ANY SMOKER WANT TO QUIT ASAP. HERE IT IS:

  • TOBACCO SMOKE CONTAINS MORE THAN 4000 CHEMICALS, 70 OF WHICH ARE CANCER CAUSING CHEMICALS
  • IT IS ESTIMATED THAT OVER 10000 PEOPLE DIE YEARLY DUE TO DISEASES ASSOCIATED TO PASSIVE SMOKING
  • AROUND 106000 PEOPLE DIE YEARLY IN THE UK AS A DIRECT RESULT OF SMOKING
  • TREATING DISEASES CAUSED BY SMOKING COSTS THE NHS OVER £2 BILLION A YEAR
  • TYPICALLY, OVER 75% OF THE PRICE OF A PACK OF CIGARETTES IS DUTY/TAX
  • A 20 A DAY SMOKER CAN EXPECT TO SPEND WELL OVER £3000 A YEAR ON CIGARETTES

THESE FACTS ARE ONLY A SMALL SELECTION OF THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS THAT SMOKING CONTRIBUTES TO. ASK MOST SMOKERS IF THEY LIKE SMOKING, AND THE ANSWER WILL BE A RESOUNDING NO. DESPITE THIS, PEOPLE STILL SMOKE BECAUSE OF THEIR ADDICTIVE NATURE. IF YOU ARE A SMOKER, ONLY YOU CAN STOP. QUITTING CAN PROLONG YOUR LIFE AND INCREASE YOUR BANK BALANCE!

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