10 Facts About Smoking

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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases. We have 10 facts about smoking for you here.


1
Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.

2
Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.

3
It's completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S. and parts of Europe. What they can't do is purchase them.

4
15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every day.

5
Rapper Tupac's ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band.

6
The first European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil.

7
Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty.

8
John Adams, 2nd president of the USA, started smoking at the age of eight.

9
Roughly a third of the world's adult population smokes.

10
Smoking makes breasts sag faster than normal by breaking down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.