Since the beginning of theyear, worldwide smokedcigarettes are in millions:
Deaths due to Airplane CrashesLet's compare the danger of smoking to something that generates huge media interest such as when an airplane filled with 380 people crashes leaving no survivors. It is a horrible tragedy whenever something like that occurs, so many people lost at a time. However, in order to get up to the same deadly level as smoking, airplanes with 380 people on board would be crashing at a rate of one every 33 minutes, which means 43 planes per day every day. There is such a staggering difference in how much more probable it is to die from smoking than from flying, but there is no media interest and hardly anyone notices.
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Smoked Worldwide: 5 Million Tons of Cigarettes per Year and 6 Million Dead due to Smoking ConsequencesSmoking is a practice used by roughly one seventh of the population of the planet. There are about one billion smokers worldwide. It has been a long time since people have started smoking. The number of smoked cigarettes and cigarillos per year is around 5.3 trillion.We now know more than ever before just how dangerous a practice smoking is.When a cigarette is lit up it produces thousands of dangerous chemicals, many of which are poisons and known to cause cancer and other severely adverse side-effects. Here are just a few:Tar - the mix of solid particles inhaled which forms a residue in the oral cavity and lungs where it causes cancer.Arsenic - a carcinogen and poison which attacks the vascular system and DNA.Benzene - another carcinogen, mainly responsible for leukemia.Cadmium - a carcinogen used in batteries, also attacks the artery linings, kidneys and DNA.Polonium-21 - radioactive, emits alpha rays normally blocked by skin but when inhaled causes DNA damage and cancer.And of course, the main chemical which makes it highly addictive: Nicotine, one of the most addictive substances, much like cocaine and heroin.6 million people die every year due to smoking, that means that every 5 seconds one person dies due to consequences of smoking.Those who smoke are not only the ones with cigarettes in their mouths - first hand smokers -, but also those who happen to breathe in the air containing the smoke from their cigars - second hand smokers.