Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well and coping with your no smoking routine.
Those of you who are new to the site, you may find the following
FACTS ABOUT SMOKING taken from an american web site.
Scientists claim the average smoker will lose 14 years of their life due to smoking.
Cigarettes contain more than 4000 ingredients which when burned produce over 200 `compound` chemicals. Many of these `compounds` have been linked to lung damage.
Approximately 20% of a cigarette is sugar. Many diabetics are unaware of this secret sugar intake.
The immune system of smokers has to work harder every day, than that of non smokers.
According to the World health organisation approximately 25% of cigarettes are smuggled.
`Lite`(lights) cigarettes are produced by infusing tobacco with CO2 and superheating it until it puffs up like expanding foam. The expanded tobacco then fills the same paper tube as regular tobacco.
Cigarettes contain arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and 43 known carcinogens.
Urea, a chemical compound that is a major component in urine, is used to add flavour to cigarettes.
Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after smoke is inhaled. It has been found in every part of the body and in breast milk.