1. Smoking causes 1 in every 5 deaths in the U.S. every year.
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  2. A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to
    cause cancer.
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  3. Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis.
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  4. The average smoker in the U.S. spends US$1,500 to US$3,300 a year.
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  5. Smoking costs the U.S. US$333 billion per year in health-care expenses and lost productivity to boot.
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  6. It's completely legal for
    minors to smoke cigarettes
    in the U.S. and parts of Europe, but they can't purchase them.
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  7. Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone.
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  8. 15 billion cigarettes
    are smoked
    worldwide
    every day.
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  9. About 69% of smokers want to quit completely.
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  10. The first European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil.
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  11. More than a third of the world's smokers are Chinese.
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  12. Tobacco addicts are most likely to consider quitting the habit on Mondays.
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  13. Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity.
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  14. Study after study has found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco.
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  15. More than 60% of U.S. smokers have unsuccessfully tried to stop smoking in the past year, a 2017 study found.
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  16. Freud never quit smoking despite having over 30 cancer surgeries because of it.
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  17. John Adams, 2nd president of the USA,
    started smoking at the age of eight.
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  18. 8.6 million people in the U.S. live with a serious illness caused by smoking.
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  19. Smoking makes your hair turn gray faster, a study found.
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  20. The Chinese smoking population is higher than the entire population of the U.S.
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  21. Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers.
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  22. Cigar and pipe smoking is every bit as dangerous as cigarette smoking, and possibly even more dangerous.
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  23. In 2010, a 2-year-old boy from Indonesia, Ardi Rizal, made headlines for having a 40-a-day smoking habit.
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  24. Even though the Hindenburg was inflated with 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room.
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  25. Roughly a third of the world's adult population smokes.
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  26. 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.
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  27. The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world.
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  28. If the average NYC smoker gave up smoking and instead invested the money in the SandP500, in 10 years, would have US$52,000.
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  29. Even quitting smoking at the age of 60 or older could prolong your life.
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  30. One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times the Tar of a Single Cigarette.
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  31. The world's largest producer of cigarettes is a company owned by the Chinese government.
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  32. Urea, the main ingredient in urine, is added to cigarettes to enhance their flavor.
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  33. The word 'Nicotine' is derived from Frenchman Jean Nicot who introduced tobacco to France in 1560.
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  34. Pantone 448 C, the "world's ugliest color" according to research, is used by many European countries on their tobacco products to dissuade people from smoking.
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  35. Within 48 hours of quitting smoking, your nerve endings begin to regrow and your senses of smell and taste begin to return to normal.
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  36. In 1571, the Spanish doctor Nicolas Monardes identified smoking tobacco as a cure for more than 20 ailments, including cancer.
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  37. Smoking a cigarette causes damage in minutes, not years.
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  38. Rapper Tupac's ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band.
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  39. Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty.
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  40. Among the diseases that can be caused by smoking are vascular stenosis, lung cancer, heart attacks and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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