Covering death related statistics on smoking and those for the United States.
Smoking statistics tell us something about cigarette smoking. They tell us how big the tobacco industry is and the world it influences. When we know how big that world is in activity, numbers and money, the next question is how can we play our part.
The following are some amazing smoking statistics;
Death Related Statistics
444 000 people die each year due to smoking related illnesses.
Smoking causes 1 in 5 deaths in America yearly.
A tobacco cigarette smoker increases his/her chance to die before age 55 by 2.5 times as compared to a non-smoker and twice as likely to die at age 75.
1200 Americans die from smoking daily.
Smoking is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths in America each year.
Over 2500 infant (under 1 year) deaths are attributable to smoking mothers.
Since 1964 cigarette smoking statistics show approximately 12 million deaths and today over 8.6 million people worldwide are seriously ill as a result of smoking.
169 400 Americans get lung cancer each year. 156700 or 93% die of the disease. Of those who die 135630 or 87% are smokers.
Nicotine weight is about 3% of total weight in cigarettes.
Nicotine is 166 times more toxic than caffeine.
An estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are cast to the ground every year worldwide. Cigarette butts contain hazardous chemicals that leach into the ground.
For every 300 cigarettes, a tree is cut down
4 miles (6.4 km) of paper per hour is used in manufacturing cigarettes i.e roll and packaging.
Cigarette butts take up to 25 years to completely decompose
Quitting smoking is admittedly hard yet it can be done. Studies show that following a stop smoking program and using stop smoking aids doubles success rates in most people. If you are deciding on stopping smoking you will require adequate information as well as good tools to help you succeed. Whilst we understand that not all tools are meant for everyone we found this LifeSign QuitKey Smoking Cessation Computer handy. It works like a quit smoking program which alters your smoking routine easing you off cigarettes gradually. Please take your time to check if this is for you.
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