A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to
cause cancer

Every day, nearly 4000 teens in the U.S. smoke their first cigarette while 1,000 start smoking on a daily basis

The average smoker in the U.S. spends US$1,500 to US$3,300 a year

Smoking costs the U.S. US$333 billion per year in health-care expenses and lost productivity to boot

It’s completely legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S. and parts of Europe, but they can’t purchase them

Exposure to Secondhand smoke causes nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone

15 billion cigarettes are smoked worldwide every day

About 69% of smokers want to quit completely

The first European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil

More than a third of the world’s smokers are Chinese

Over 30% of cancer could be prevented by avoiding tobacco and alcohol, having a healthy diet and physical activity

Study after study have found that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco

Freud never quit smoking despite having over 30 cancer surgeries because of it

Smoking makes your hair turn gray faster, a study found

The Chinese smoking population is higher than the entire population of the U.S.

Smoking makes the risk of a heart attack 200% to 400% greater than that of nonsmokers

Cigar and pipe smoking is as dangerous as cigarette smoking, and possibly even more dangerous

In 2010, a 2-year-old boy from Indonesia made headlines for having a 40-a-day smoking habit

Even though the Hindenburg had 7 million cubic feet of highly flammable hydrogen gas, it had a smoking room

Smoking makes breasts sag faster than normal by breaking down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast

The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world

Even quitting smoking at the age of 60 or older could prolong your life

One Hookah Tobacco Smoking Session Delivers 25 Times the Tar of a Single Cigarette

The world’s largest producer of cigarettes is a company owned by the Chinese government

Urea, the main ingredient in urine, is added to cigarettes to enhance their flavor

The word ‘Nicotine’ is derived from Frenchman Jean Nicot who introduced tobacco to France in 1560

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

Within 48 hours of quitting smoking, your nerve endings begin to regrow and your senses of smell and taste begin to return to normal

In 1571, the Spanish doctor Nicolas Monardes identified smoking tobacco as a cure for more than 20 ailments, including cancer

Smoking a cigarette causes damage in minutes, not years

Rapper Tupac’s ashes were mixed with weed and smoked by the members of his hip hop band

Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty