Some people are under the misconception that smoking is cool and begin the deadly habit. This usually begins at a young age.
According to numerous studies, smoking is one of the main causes of premature death. Smoking is like injecting yourself with poison. In fact, smoking is not cool.
It has become an accepted fact worldwide that cigarette smoking can cause serious health problems leading to premature death. Hundreds of thousands of people die per year in the U.S.A. because of smoking-related diseases. Lung cancer, heart disease and emphysema all can result from smoking, to name a few.
Those who smoke can cut their life expectancy by 10 years on average. If people continue to smoke as much as they do millions in the coming years will die before their time. The effect on the economy is estimated at billions of dollars lost due to lost productivity, not to mention the billions spent on healthcare costs for smoking-related sicknesses.
One of the primary causes of death in the U.S., cardiovascular disease, is caused by tobacco use in some cases. Lung cancer would be a relatively rare disease if not for smoking, considering an estimated 90% of lung cancer cases are a direct result of smoking.
Sure, you do not think about these things much when you smoke and even laugh at the warnings on cigarette packs at times. It’s your habit and you may even be in love with it. Facts and figures will not make you change your mind, alone, but they are important to plant the seed you need to decide to quit.