Thomas3.20.2010

Just Sad!

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Apr 8, 2017

Nearly 1 Billion People Still Smoke Every Day! To put that in perspective - because I don't know about you but my brain isn't BIG enough to capture Billion  - it took all of human history up to 1804 for the world's population to reach 1 billion. Another way to get 1 billion is that it is 3X the entire population of the USA.

One in four men and one in 20 women smoke daily. More than 10% of all deaths worldwide are associated with smoking. Do you know 9 people? Including yourself one of them will die of smoking related illness! Perhaps you, like me will be that one!

Don't you just find this pathetic? The moral disgust alone is enough for me to protect my Quit!

Because smoking rates have been declining for years in many developed and developing countries, there is a sense that smoking is an issue that has been dealt with, even though it remains the second leading cause of death globally, after hypertension.

Four countries had significant annual increases in smoking prevalence between 2005 and 2015 (Congo and Azerbaijan for men and Kuwait and Timor-Leste for women)

In 2015, 11.5% of global deaths were attributable to smoking worldwide, of which 52.2% of deaths occurred in four countries (China, India, the United States, and Russia)

Smoking ranks among the five leading risk factors by disability-adjusted life years in 109 countries and territories in 2015, rising from 88 in 1990

Smoking related illnesses are just plain horrible. Ask anybody that has one - be it heart conditions, circulation, Barrett's, or yes, Cancer. You don't want it. You do have a choice!

Do wait until you're ready - Make yourself ready before it's too late!

 

Source:https://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/Smoking/64434

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