Fact about smoking

  • Tobacco use is the single most important preventable risk to human health and an important cause of premature death worldwide.
  • Tobacco kills 50 per cent of lifetime smokers and half of these deaths occur among people in their middle age (35-69years).
  • Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Smoking also harms people of all ages.
  • Several ingredients of tobacco lead to the narrowing of blood vessels, increasing the likelihood of a blockage, and thus a heart attack or stroke.
  • Toxic ingredients in cigarette smoke travel throughout the body, causing damages in several ways. Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after smoke is inhaled and it has been found in every part of the body, breast milk inclusive.