The Facts About Cigarettes [Infographic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science

Sure, they might make you look cool, but you might want to brush up on the facts of those cancer sticks...
There are 205 comments:
Male 28
how do they decide how many people are killed by second hand smoke? how could you prove a person was killed by that? how could you even say it was probable, i mean if you are around very heavy smokers than maybe, but that poos so exaggerated
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Female 47
*cough* *hack* *coughack*
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Male 792
LOL! Thanks, McGovern1981...

BTW, SmilinSam...it`s "a lot", not "alot".

Also, formaldehyde is another naturally occurring byproduct of organic decomposition. That steak you just charred on your grill? It probably has more formaldehyde than a cigarette does.

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Male 1,164
i know my statistics because my best mates dads was a higher up in the malboro`s UK branch and strongly advices i smoke rolling tobacco if i choose to smoke
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Male 1,164
just for the record, smoking rolling tobacco with a filter is healthier than premade ciggerettes the top end of prerolled ciggerette brand such as malboro or camel contain about 40% tobacco in total after all the work put in preserving and such the rest is chemicals + useless stuff that is used to make it taste nice or last longer, the lower end ciggerettes such as Lambert and butler or benson and hedges contain even less tobacco, rolling tobacco leaves you with about 70% tobacco with a hell of alot less chemicals, but for even safer get an E-ciggerette as it contains only nicotine and works out a hell of alot cheaper in the long run, aswell as beating all smoking bans and not putting anyone in danger, it is what im going to end up smoking as i currently smoke rolling tobacco, search E-ciggerette on the internet i suggest smokers invest in one
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Male 92
god i didn`t know about the stats on quitters...
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Female 32
Gonna die some day anyway.
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Female 3,598
my friend once said to me, "i quit smoking, after every cigarette. until the next one."
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Female 3,598
simim, they spelled alot of things wrong.
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Male 426
@wagon lover, or he is just part of that 5% =p as for smoking, i love smoking, i don`t think it makes me look cool, i just like the stress relief.
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Male 14,331
@Samsquanch
You left out the coolest of all Ricky....
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Female 1,427
They spelled "formaldehyde" wrong.
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Male 290
Only 5% of people succeed when they try to quit? jeez.
They should read that Alan Carr book called "the easy way to quit" I bought it for my dad and it worked..
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Male 108
Well if it was smoking-related it would have to be the chemicals, a baby in the womb shares it`s mothers blood, the smoke itself would have no effect on the child`s lungs because the two never come in contact, but the chemicals in the cigarette could do damage. Chances are though if smoking did enough damage to actually affect her lungs she would have more serious health issues as well. She was probably born with normal lungs and an adverse reaction to cigarettes after being exposed during development, if her mother smoked while she was pregnant she probably also smoked afterwards, so bad reaction + being exposed to smoke while growing up could be the reason.
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Male 217
Could be coincidence that she has weak lungs. I`m no scientist (i am a civil engineer tho), so i couldn`t put my finger on chemicals or smoke. I just know her mother was a heavy smoker when she was pregnant. The chemicals might`ve inhibited growth and 100% function of her lungs, maybe the lungs react to the smoke the same way they did in the womb? It`s all assumptions from my side.

And yeah, potheads are fking self centred here, all the posts are "Make weed legal". How about find a good hiding spot and shut up? Several of the potheads i know complain about it being illegal. yet they still do it. I don`t care if you do it, either keep your mouth on your apple juice container bong or keep it shut.

And if we do make it legal, you won`t have anything to talk about, or you`ll start complaining about something else.

So no, no legalised pot for joo bebbes.

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Male 108
*side note: why is it that pot heads always seem to change the topic to themselves?
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Female 164
Natrually, I know that smoking is bad, m`kay. But when the health teacher starts rambling about how bad it is for us, m`kay, all I can think is that he`s lying.
Though, now that I`ve seen this post on I-Am-Bored, I`m convinced.
Is that lame?
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Male 63
Why did they put a marijuana leaf in the infographic when they talk about deaths related to illegal drugs? There wasn`t even one pot overdose case in medical history.
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Male 108
Yes Jazzy, your post inspired me to create an account instead of just lurking.

Are you insinuating that the smoke her mother inhaled affected her lungs or that the chemicals in the smoke did? That statement seems dangerously close to horrible self-diagnosis.

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Female 27
Yay! I`m one of the "5 out of 100" who quit smoking and succeeded!

Smoking is so bad for you... When I quit, it helped to look at all the positive reasons to quit, how my body would get better after quitting.. I went and looked at the effects of quitting smoking regularly. It helped a lot. XD

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Male 894
more reasons i dont smoke: it smells bad, it tastes bad, makes ur breath stink, etc etc. just not worth it *rolls a joint* lol
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Male 217
Harleg, yeah it was the first thing that came to mind, not enough characters to start talking about 3rd hand smoke. My girlfriends mum smoked when she was in womb, now her lungs are taking the toll for it, couldnt get into the police force because of it. Traces of ash within her housemates furniture/carpet make her cough up when brushed up against, let alone their car lol.

BTW only 2 posts? Did my post encourage you to create an account? ;)

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Male 792
Only sissy boys who play with virtual guns think it makes you look like a douche.

Kids, don`t listen to them. Smoking makes you look cool. Fact. Look at Marlon Brando, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, Frank Sinatra. Would they have been cool without their cigarettes?

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Male 792
"wtf!
cyanide?
who the hell would put that into their body?!?!?!?!"

Umm...nature? Cyanide naturally occurs in most organic products...particularly when you incinerate said organic products. You know apples contain cyanide, right?

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Male 108
*not to mention
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Male 108
"2nd hand smoke is bad, dont believe me? stick ur friggen head at the end of a car exhaust for a few hours. Same god damn gases are coming out. Carbon Monoxide (And Trioxide??? >.<)"

Way to ruin a good point with a completely ludacris example. That`s like equating the level of power in a battery to lightning. Not to Catalytic Converters, which were created and are now required to eliminate things like Carbon Monoxide from car exhaust, or that the natural gas the western world uses to fuel cars is free of carbon monoxide.

You watch entirely too many movies.

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Female 1,043
damn native americans and their smokey ways.
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Male 12,138
[quote]1 in 5 people are good are pointing out spelling mistakes. Don`t quite your day job.[/quote]

I lol`d.

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Male 217
8 Pages of Comments later..

1 in 5 people are good are pointing out spelling mistakes. Don`t quite your day job.

Also alot of people here crying about weed. Not even gonna start. Just saying that weed icon is the most identified symbol for illegal drugs, can`t use syringe for heroin as that`s a medical symbol. does LSD and Xtasy have symbols?

Smoking is bad and it WILL kill you. But there are many other causes that might strike you down first.

Your brain relies on nicotine. The thought of giving it up makes you shutter and aggressive. Thus non-smokers should never encourage a smoker to give up. I used to have a few durries here and there when i went out clubbing, waking up with a mouth tasting like ash wasn`t pleasent (The cigarette taste was bad too). Pot wasn`t all that fantastic either.

2nd hand smoke is bad, dont believe me? stick ur friggen head at the end of a car exhaust for a few hours. Same god damn gases are coming out. Carbon Monoxide (And Trioxide??? >.<)

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Male 690
I don`t think he was trying to tell you smoking was "gross and unattractive." The point was it will kill you.
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Male 430
SMOKE!.....SMOKE!....are you smoking yet?
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Female 45
still not going to stop smoking. but thanks for teaching me about tabacco
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Male 759
I started in 1993 when i was 13 and continued smoking until 2004 when i was 24.

I quit smoking for health reasons (i was struggling for breath whilst doing XC on my bike); but i also used the extortionate price of cigarettes in England as a motivator towards kicking the habit.
It was £4.30 for a pack of my brand (Benson and Hedges Gold) when i stopped. It`s now £5.67.

One day i was feeling a bit miserable about my shortness of breath.
I then sat down and worked out that by smoking a pack a day, i was spending over £100 a month on cigarettes.
So i just stopped, no patches or gum for me, all i had was willpower. I was a bit tetchy for a couple of weeks but that`s all.

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Male 28
This would be a lot more impressive if "tobacco" had been spelled correctly.
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Male 499
What about black people NOT from USA?
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Male 294
They spelled `tobacco` wrong....
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Male 1,647
Arkenoid: Lmao!!! Point!
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Male 242
"Formaldehiyde"
lol`d. Maybe this should be the last infographic that gets posted...?
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Male 242
"Formaldehiyde"
lol`d. Maybe this should be the last infographic that gets posted...?
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Male 43
They say smokers cost 97 +96 billion. I wonder how much smokers actually save? If one in five smokes and smokers die before they can claim their pension (as they die at 64). That should be an -enormous- amount of money that gets saved there. Enough to dwarf the 200 billion.
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Male 1,929
I can`t possibly give credence to an infographic that can`t even spell the subject correctly.
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Male 76
drat THIS. i dont liek that they have alcohol, a drating uzi, and a pot leaf next to eachother. really? an uzi, then a pot leaf? seriously? which one of those does not belong...hmmm

POT HAS NEVER KILLED ANYONE

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Male 2,528
"FACT: Tobacco is spelled wrong 3 out of 5 times in this infographic"

Try 4 out of 6 times.

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Male 535
heh danny, you beat me to it.
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Male 198
What do they mean deaths? This might sound dumb but, do they mean every one of the 49,000 single second-hand smoker contracted lung cancer and died?
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Male 71
FACT: Tobacco is spelled wrong 3 out of 5 times in this infographic
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Female 340
For those of you that are quitting: Go for it! I`m 3 years smoke free now. It`s worth it, trust me.

For the chemical compounds: Most of those are additives to cigarettes themselves.

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Female 778
those extra 14 years will most likely be spent in pain, unable to get around or having lost your mind and memories.
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Male 1,343
fuuu.ck i just started up yesterday D:

hmm this will hopefully get me to quit for real this time, i`d hate to take off that much of me life by smokin

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Male 37
The only problem I have with cigarettes is that they don`t kill people fast enough.
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Male 14,331
Food for thought the first modern, nationwide tobacco ban was imposed by the Nazi Party in every German university, post office, military hospital, and Nazi Party office they also ran anti tobacco brodcast until their end in 1945.
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Male 52
@ Kairobert
i agree. thats bullpoo. Put up a meth lab or something. Not one related death in the U.S has been due to Marijuana
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Male 1,623
I don`t like how he presented us with a cannabis leaf as a symbol of drugs.
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Male 22
@Videogamer

I see wut you did thar

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Male 3,014
"wtf!
cyanide?
who the hell would put that into their body?!?!?!?!"

Probably the same people who put happiness into their body.

:-)

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Male 10
Tobacco companies. Self Destructive or Flavor Country?
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Male 91
wtf!
cyanide?
who the hell would put that into their body?!?!?!?!
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Male 10
Alright. Take all those chemicals in the cigarettes. What happens to a cigarette when you smoke it? It goes into the air, via secondhand smoke, and it goes on the ground via ashing and garbage and filters. So regardless of whether you smoke or not, you still probably gong to get cancer. Just throwing that one out there. Good luck living. And yes, I smoke. And I`m not necessarily proud of it.
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Male 2,893
hmmmm cigarettes make you look like a douche bag.
SO DOES POT.
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Female 420
Woohoo 9 months and not one cigarette! Go me! (about 5th time of quitting but managed about 6 months longer than usual this time!)

I thank you for your congratulations in advance.

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Male 612
saviona20 if i could i would make you eat a piece of barbed wire.
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Male 792
They forgot: Percentage it makes you look cool and bad ass: 199%
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Male 138
i..i can become a statistic!!!!! finally.
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Female 81
I`ve been smoke free for 2 weeks today :) still got a long way to go though
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Male 593
The compound composure of cigarettes should be enough to put off anyone. Thats like sucking on a plutonium rod and hoping not to get cancer!
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Male 1,140
And weed is still illegal...
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Male 2,688
Thank you, nurkowski for saying what all us average joes were thinking... Sure, obesity is bad for you, but there are some people who are quite happy in their big skin, just as there are those who are happy being smokers. All these opinionated douchebags can shove their self righteous nonsense up their arse.
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Male 2,238
Trp712 wonders why the below poster is talking in third person. Trp712 thinks it`s kinda redundant.
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Male 21
Mr. Comedy says: What`s also funny is that message got cut off. Oh well, I`m over it. Have a nice day!
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Male 21
Mr. Comedy says: What`s funny is smoking. No wait, I mean cool. Anywho, 443k a year in the US, a lot! Oh wait! Except when you take the figures that the CDC give (the same source for the 443k figure) for how many people smoke, which is around 45 million in the US alone. Math please? Yes, that is 1%, yay you. But hey, it`s catching up right? Well, now you have to ask exactly how much you can trust that 443k a year figure up there, how`s about a little nugget to get you started?

http://www.nycclash.com/ArticlesFolder/S...

"But that`s not hard evidence!" Relax, it`s just to get you going, if you want to know the truth, you have to try a little harder ;-). So how the hell do we know `tabacco` is killin` them folks? Well, let`s see: trans fats in everything on the store shelf, pollutants pumped out of almost every car on the road, frequencies bounced around by so many electroni

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Male 127
@ nurcowski - Obesity is unhealthy and bad,no argument ther, but that does not make smoking any less so. There is no good reason to smoke, whereas obesity some people have to actively work at to avoid. It takes months and months of hard work to "fix" obesity, and knowledge of fitness and diet to do it. You don`t actively `choose` to become obese, but you do so through neglect and following natural urges. Smoking, you choose to do, and anyone in this day knows its unhealthy before they start.
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Male 13,630
CaptainBuku - Keep it up good squire
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Male 10,338
Spelling fail = This has not convinced me to quit smoking "TABACCO".
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Male 7
It`s things like this that make me glad I quit one month strong. Greatest feeling in the world.
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Male 264
"Smoking is for morons. I heartily appluad the guy here who is on day 9 of quitting, keep it up and breath easier, you just extended your life.

I would like to see a brave, no B-S, non-politically correct version of what obesity does, it is a larger epidemic than smoking.

And for those of those who have forgotten, it is NOT ok to be fat, you can take control of your body through diet and exercise, starting today is a good plan."

blow it out your ass you opinionated prick

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Male 1,190
@Lion,

You can not defend smoking give it up, we love you but you are sounding stupid.

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Male 264
and there i was thinkin this poo was good for me
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Male 1,190
Smoking is for morons. I heartily appluad the guy here who is on day 9 of quitting, keep it up and breath easier, you just extended your life.

I would like to see a brave, no B-S, non-politically correct version of what obesity does, it is a larger epidemic than smoking.

And for those of those who have forgotten, it is NOT ok to be fat, you can take control of your body through diet and exercise, starting today is a good plan.

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Male 1,815
IT`S SPELLED TOBACCO, WITH A GODDAMN O.
Also, that statistic for percentage of people who smoke in each ethnicity is total BS. Native Americans account for less than 1% of the total American population.
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Female 3,828
Interesting.And i found your comment interesting too davy. i guess i just figured everything was legal in amsterdam...
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Male 2,688
All you cigarette smokers can enjoy your cancer riddled futures... We hookah smokers have a better quality of life and a healthier demeanor. No additives. No harmful chemicals. And yea... Pot is FAR better for you too.
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Male 12,138
[quote]drat yeah! give me another cigarette! oh ya i just smoke pot. legalize it[/quote]

Interesting side-note here. In Amsterdam where I lived for 7 years or so, it`s legal to smoke pot in licensed "Coffee-Shops". But recently they made it illegal to smoke tobacco in any public space. However, that law doesn`t extend to weed. So now it`s legal to smoke in coffee shops, as long as you`re smoking straight-up, 100% marijuana. Dude, if you cut that joint with 5% tobacco, you`re breaking the law...

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Male 833
\/\/ Amen!
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Male 645
drat yeah! give me another cigarette!

oh ya i just smoke pot. legalize it

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Male 9,305
"Back years ago, the commercials would advertise smoking as "it will make you feel better"."

Oh god I think I saw one of those, it was recommended by doctors too! Anyone see "The Day the Earth Stood Still"? Scene in there with like 3 doctors lighting up IN the office.

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Male 354
Smoking does make you feel better.
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Male 833
i personally dislike tobacco smoking, but second hand smoke is bullpoo. The second hand smoke study was a Meta Analysis, an analysis of existing studies. The EPA also announced the results of the study before it was finished. but i still hate cig smoke.
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Male 242
I stopped reading at "tabacco"
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Male 472
I heard this line once:

"Smoking is like religion, People know its f`n stupid but they`re gonna do it anyways, and once you start it takes a lot to stop."

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Male 371
Inappropriately used pot leaf, misspelling of `tobacco`, and uncomfortably racial "1/5 people are smokers" diagram.
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Male 703
Quitting smoking is easy, i`ve done it hundreds of times. - Mark Twain
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Female 68
Oh and another thing, if you did smoke, for just a few years. Saying it`s not hard to stop is nothing. It is hard for people that have smoked for most of their lives, not just a few years.

Back years ago, the commercials would advertise smoking as "it will make you feel better".

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Female 68
My Mom passed away on Christmas night of Emphysema and COPD. She never did drugs or even drank, but she smoked all of her life.

I watched her go down hill fast this last year. I carried her to her 3 to 4 doctors visits weekly, I carried her portable oxygen tank for her, gave her breathing treatments, picked up her precriptons, this list could go on and on.

The thing is, you don`t think anything is wrong with you, usually if you`re doing something harmful to your body, you will know it, but with this stuff, it can sneak up on you. She quit for years before she found out she was sick.

Think about suffocating, because that is exactly what happens, but it`s slow. It doesn`t happen fast. You get the feeling you can`t breathe, that scares you so you`re heart beats faster, that makes it even more hard to breathe. It goes on like that for months or years depending on what level of disease you get.

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Male 181
When you see the $96 billion figure it looks bad, but at some point even non-smokers face end-of-life care expenditures. And if smokers die at age 64 on average, at least we aren`t spending our kid`s inheritances on nursing homes and Alzheimer`s treatment...
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Male 12,138
Reminds me of a joke...

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A teenager is sitting on a park bench, minding his own business, smoking a cigarette. An elderly gent walks by, and stops and says to the kid, "Now now sonny, don`t you know that smoking is very bad for your health and the health of those around you? You should stop that disgusting habit immediately!"

The kid looks around, making sure that his smoke isn`t bothering anybody. "Well", he says, "my grandfather lived to be 88 years old".

"Really?" Asks the old-timer. "I suppose your point is that your grandfather smoked all his life?"

"No", says the kid, looking the elderly man dead in the eye. "He just had the good sense to mind his own f*cking business."

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I lol`d, anyways.

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Female 1,283
Uhg, I think I`d die in two weeks if I started smoking.

Brown lung is bad enough XD

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Male 9,305
"Not many people die from Uzis either. "

Welllllllll...if you wanna get TECHNICAL... ( e.e)>

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Male 26
SPrinkZ and Last_Ninja, together, we are 3 out of 5 people who actually quit. Go us. And you`re right, SPrinkZ, you just have to really, really #*@(ing want to quit, and it`ll happen.
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Male 46
I have a really good friend who`s smoked and chewed since he was about 12. He has no cancer, he`s never been sick, he has all his own teeth. He`s more athletic then most people I know. He`s 77 years old now. Smoking isn`t this massive health bomb of death. But, I still think it`s a stupid habit and wish everyone who smokes would stop.
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Male 4,290
[quote]haha, i like how they put a marijuana leaf against alcohol and drugs to prove a point that tobacco kills more people than "illegal drugs"... has anybody ever died from smoking weed?[/quote]

It`s just an easily recognisable symbol for drugs. Not many people die from Uzis either. Relax.

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Male 2,306
I smoked for two years, and quit. It was drating easy once I really wanted to quit. Most people just don`t want to quit.
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Male 610
as a former smoker, i agree with all of this but the second hand smoking part. the info on that is not fake, but innacurate. i`m glad to be one of those 5 out of 100.
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Male 9,305
The only thing I have against cigs is the fact that the smoke makes me cough whenever I can smell it in the air.
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Female 4,376
Like i`ve been saying, I don`t give a rats ass if people smoke but do it outside or on your own time. I`m glad that a lot of places ban smoking now and make you go outside.

Just because you want inhale toxin into your body doesn`t mean the rest of us need to ingest your second hand smoke within an arms length.

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Male 29
what the fack is tabacco?
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Male 224
haha, i like how they put a marijuana leaf against alcohol and drugs to prove a point that tobacco kills more people than "illegal drugs"... has anybody ever died from smoking weed?

also, i don`t get why people start smoking. in my opinion, any reason to start smoking will always be heavily outweighed by reasons to not smoke. having said that though, it`s your choice if you want to smoke or not. people who get militant about anti-smoking and do the whole fake cough thing kind of annoy me

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Female 523
i was alreday happy to be a non-smoker, but this just makes it ever more satisfying. :)
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Male 1
What`s a formaldehiyde? Do they mean formaldehyde?
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Male 731
Didn`t smoke, Don`t smoke, Never will smoke.
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Male 604
Also the same amount of "funds available for tobacco use" would stop poverty in the entire world; but they care about what?! people choosing to smoke a mass-produced chemical who can easily stop if they had both the desire and reason to?
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Male 604
BUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL poo.

ok? I`m as little of a fan of smoking cigarettes as the next guy, but these statistics, and spellings thereof, reek!

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Male 9
"So if 1 in 5 people smoke, and 1 in 5 deaths are from smoking... nearly 100% of people who smoke die from it?"

No - for a start, it`s 1 in 5 people in the world that smoke, and 1 in 5 deaths in the US that result from smoking. So they have a different base population entirely (well, the former statistic encompasses the US). Even if the two numbers were representative of the same base population, 1 in 5 smokers and 1 in 5 deaths caused by smoking are not the same thing. Taking the US as an example:

1 in 5 are smokers = 60 million people
1 in 5 deaths due to smoking = 443,000 people (annually)

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Male 145
you know people who exercise and eat really really healthy only live like 6 months longer than the average person who plays x box and wanks everyday, its true! also i dont smoke anymore but everyone who still does is way cooler than me... so keep at it!!
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Male 490
The 1 in 5 people smoke, and 1 in 5 people die from cigarettes thing is misleading.
However, categorizing individuals into whether they are smokers or not, then investigate what they die by and their age, then taking the average, is not misleading. This is the stat people should pay attention to.
Smokers DO, on average, get more cancer. Smokers DO, on average, have a shorter longevity.

I don`t call myself a "smoker," though I do enjoy the occasional cigar.

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Female 387
"Only 5 out of 100 people who attempt to quit smoking succeed."
Yay! I rock :D
I`ve been smoke-free for almost 4 years, and I quit cold turkey.
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Female 741
hahaha I like Tabacco more then Tobacco, cause it makes me sound southern.
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Male 12,138
[quote]how much can we trust this infograph when they repeatedly spelled it "tabacco"[/quote]

Yeah, I`ve been dubious ever since that infographic on semen that talked about West African Jaguars (which don`t exist). I`ll take these statistics with a pinch of salt. Mixed with nicotine.

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Male 1,451
So if 1 in 5 people smoke, and 1 in 5 deaths are from smoking... nearly 100% of people who smoke die from it?

Granted it`s probably like 22% of people smoke and 19% of deaths are from smoking, and they just rounded both to 1 in 5... but still, it`s fishy.

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Female 986
Haha Tabacco :P Great spelling. Everything is carcinogenic these days anyway. Haha I`ll quit... eventually. :]
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Male 2
Tabacco? Tobacco?
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Female 78
wow only 5 out of 100?! i guess i got lucky then :]
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Male 3,915
that`s a lot of lost productivity....it`s too bad they look so damn cool!
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Female 3,574
smoking is gross.
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Male 5,189
It`s my lungs.
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Female 728
They can`t even spell formaldehyde right. And there is little to no evidence that secondhand smoke is actually harmful. It isn`t pleasant, but it doesn`t kill.
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Male 791
i love how they use a pot leaf to symbolize illegal drugs that kill people....
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Male 1,220
Keep smokin` yall, government likes your money.
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Male 2,703
how much can we trust this infograph when they repeatedly spelled it "tabacco"

this is coming from a non-smoker

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Female 32
@CheeseMan1- To Native Americans, the tobacco plant has religious significance. That`s why a lot of them smoke. (They are also most likely addicted.)
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Male 234
man that infographic was long, i need to go smoke a cig now
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Male 1,765
I`m with CheeseMan. I mean, even if all Native Americans smoked there`s no way they could be 1/3 of the smokers.
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Male 2,690
Smoking is disgusting, simple as that.
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Male 10,440
Lionhart2 > Australia seems like a good place to live.
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Male 10,440
Judging by the infographic, more people are dying of smoking than there are people becoming smokers. Smoking is a pointless endeavor, its something that should have died off in the 50s yet so many people still do it.

Half the posts on here I`d be justified in commenting merely with "people are stupid".

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Male 1,406
How can native americans be about a third of all smokers, if they are such a small part of the population? I are confused.
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Male 8,302
> Coodude26

1. The AUSTRALIAN govt has spent more on tobacco research and has been trying to get people to quit for longer than almost any other country in the world.
2. "Copyright © Quit Victoria, 1995" - Quit Victoria is the state of Victoria`s government department for promoting the Quit program.
3. I didn`t say it was worth smoking, I just said there are SOME health benefits... which are widely acknowledged by numerous studies.

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Female 999
Wow, 64 vs. 78! That`s nuts!
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Male 2,440
Nothing is sexier than a tube in the neck.
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Female 570
being healthy is the slowest way to die. as long as its not too over the top its ok, people still need to live a little.
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Male 734
So many of these "facts" are really fudged numbers. For example, the way it`s defined by the American Heart Foundation, if you are 97 years old and a smoker and have a heart attack and die. You didn`t die of old age and were in your 90s, you died because of the cigarettes. They have even expanded it to circumstances where if you die and you LIVED with a smoker, it was the second hand smoke that killed you. By law, there is no such definition of "death by natural causes" or "old age" so they have to attach something to your death. If you smoke, that`s the cause by default.
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Male 3,296
65 year expectancy..... see thats what the health care system needs. with people dying sooner we spend less money on them. i say we let them smoke and the non smokers will have better health care system
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Female 570
"Yes you can, this is a common myth. You can overdose on WATER if you drink enough of it. What you mean is `its nearly impossible to overdose on weed`, which is true, because it has such a high LD50. However, like getting drunk, the danger comes not from the substance itself, but the effects it has on your reflexes and judgment. There are plenty of MJ-attributed deaths on the road each year." i phrased my words wrng, yes you can overdose from THC but, if smoking a joint, you won`t overdose because your body will make you "sleep" until the THC exits your body, the worse you can be afterwords is uncomfortable and vomit. http://www.drugtext.org/sub/marmyt1.html
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Male 44
They researched so much about it and still couldn`t spell tobacco right.
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Male 5,620
" a smoker living in the mountains and smoking a pack a day, is actually far healthier than a non-smoker in the city."

Dam skippy. *lights a marlborro*
(BTW, I live in the hills of Kentucky.)

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Male 7,811
smoking bad, we already know this. i dont get why anybody would ever start, but people are going ot do it even knowing what it does to them.
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Male 833
>Jaellot
"I know smoking is bad, but I`m not sure how much knowledge can be truly gleaned from something written by someone who doesn`t know how to spell tobacco properly."

win

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Female 1,077
"If you`re gonna smoke at least man up to cigars or maybe a pipe. Yeah, that`d be badass"

DUDE, YES. it should be a law that if you smoke tobacco, you should do it out of a pipe. and with a monocle. and a fake white mustache.

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Male 340
Lionhart:
"If you live in any modern city with a population above 45,000, you ARE a pack-a-day smoker from the industrial and exhaust fumes anyway. Or to put it another way, a smoker living in the mountains and smoking a pack a day, is actually far healthier than a non-smoker in the city."


Source plz.
also:

"However, like getting drunk, the danger comes not from the substance itself, but the effects it has on your reflexes and judgment."
He specifically said overdose, as in purely from the effects of the drug, not what it may or may not make you do. everybody knows you can do stupid poo that`ll kill you whether or not you`re drunk, stoned, or sober.

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Male 340
@LionHart:
1. The AUSTRALIAN government.
2. That website ends in .au, not .gov, so I`m not necessarily inclined to believe it.
3. If someone told you blowing bubbles might possibly maybe prevent diseases you probably wouldn`t get anyway, is that worth the risk that it will kill you?

~~please no BS about saying that its lethality hasn`t been proven, that`s only because the study would be considered unethical and we all know it`s true.

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Male 8,302
> duckflash
> you can`t die or even overdose from weed

Yes you can, this is a common myth. You can overdose on WATER if you drink enough of it. What you mean is `its nearly impossible to overdose on weed`, which is true, because it has such a high LD50. However, like getting drunk, the danger comes not from the substance itself, but the effects it has on your reflexes and judgment. There are plenty of MJ-attributed deaths on the road each year.

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Male 95
I know smoking is bad, but I`m not sure how much knowledge can be truly gleaned from something written by someone who doesn`t know how to spell tobacco properly.
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Male 340
how in the hell would butane form in smoke? butane is highly flammable...
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Male 8,302
Those mean nasty killers also just happen to lower your blood pressure, reduce your chance of Alzheimers , endometrial cancer, Parkinson`s disease, ulcerative colitis, and hypertension. (Source: Official Govt Quit Smoking Website)

But you won`t see that info splashed around the place either, that would make ciggies look possibly ok.

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Female 570
they shouldn`t have used the weed plant to symbolize illegal drugs, when they were talking about causes of deaths, because you can`t die or even overdose from weed.
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Male 8,302
So 1 in 5 people smoke, and 1 in 5 deaths are `caused by cigarettes`? Sounds like someone is manipulating the stats a bit, whenever a smoker dies, it MUST have been the ciggies.

Here`s some perspective for you:

If you live in any modern city with a population above 45,000, you ARE a pack-a-day smoker from the industrial and exhaust fumes anyway. Or to put it another way, a smoker living in the mountains and smoking a pack a day, is actually far healthier than a non-smoker in the city.

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Male 1,153
smoking makes me cool
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Female 9,557
That`s why I like weed.
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Male 1,765
I`ve tried smoking and I sincerely don`t understand why people get so much into it to get addicted. I mean seriously, cigarettes taste like nothing, they don`t make me chill or relax and you know they are bad for you. If you`re gonna smoke at least man up to cigars or maybe a pipe. Yeah, that`d be badass.
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Male 807
ew cancer sticks
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Male 494
@BenTheBug,
It`s sad how it still isn`t at least legalized totally for medical use.
My uncle has severe cluster headaches. He has a choice in his state between stupid pills or a little marijuana spiked tea (Not enough to get even a little high); both of which gets rid of his headaches.
To those who say that Marijuana doesn`t help a thing & that clusters aren`t that bad:
Imagine getting a brain freeze.
Now, imagine that brain freeze doesn`t go away.
Now, imagine having three ice picks shoved into the brain freeze.
You have two choices now:
You can take a couple of pills that will knock your I.Q down to about 65 so you can barely process basic language; or you can drink a little spiked tea.

What would you do?

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Male 143
I think people should mind their business with this, I mean awareness is good and all but people are being hypocritical with this. I can`t smoke in a bar because of the health of others...your in a drating bar. Alcohol has no positive effects except lowering inhibitions, yet it`s great. Cigarettes have no positive effects except giving someone a buzz. I mean McDonalds is killing people all the time with their cholesterol induced food, yet its the consumer`s choice. The same principle can be applied to cigarettes. Infringing on peoples rights is what Americans are against but they support it all the time. Let people enjoy their vices, the normal ones at least...
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Male 1,718
37 minutes since a cigarette has touched my lips O.o
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Male 1,505
"deadpopstar
Female, 18-29, Western US
205 Posts
37 days since a cigarette has touched my lips ^___^"

Major grats. I`m a new years quitter myself.

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Male 670
[quote]Don`t drating start.
Good, huh?[/quote]

Dang, now I`m more curious as to what smoking feels like now.

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Male 1,195
@SomeShoes

No, pot doesn`t "f*ck up your brain", the worst it`ll do is increase your stress level if you smoke it a lot and suddenly quit. And this is why it`s illegal: http://civilliberty.about.com/od/drugpol...

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Male 1,351
Hey guys, guess what? I know the fool proof way to quit smoking, I`m going to make a bundle selling the tip on the internet, but I`ll share it with you for free. You ready?


Don`t drating start.


Good, huh?

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Male 25,417
I need a cigarette :p
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Male 1,195
Marijuana can kill people, my mom is deathly allergic. True story.
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Male 1,485
ive never seen what the big deal is, i dont smoke and i dont hate smokers
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Male 2,056
hold on, doesn`t pot f*ck up your brain, being the reason its illegal?

and also, smoking is a waste of time. I mean, im not a smoker or anything, but theres not point! You don`t get high off it or anything, and we all know what they put in them, so why bother with it?

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Female 497
37 days since a cigarette has touched my lips ^___^
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Male 3,425
Cigarettes and weed are both disgusting, they`re as bad as each other. Cigarettes just kill you, and weed just kills your motivation to do anything other than smoke weed. I know people who smoke both, they all spend huge amounts on them, it makes their breath and clothes stink, and honestly, they`re just pointless.
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Male 327
lmao @burguntea, you`re right! thats pretty awesome....
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Male 1,190
Smoking is for morons. I heartily appluad the guy here who is on day 9 of quitting, keep it up and breath easier, you just extended your life.

I would like to see a brave, no B-S, non-politically correct version of what obesity does, it is a larger epidemic than smoking.

And for those of those who have forgotten, it is NOT ok to be fat, you can take control of your body through diet and exercise, starting today is a good plan.

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Male 1,357
Cancer sticks. Honestly what is the point.
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Male 41
is it me or does the last pie chart look like someone smoking -.-
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Female 4
Well, it`s not entirely true that weed can`t kill anyone. if you smoke it, it can still do bad damage to your lungs, it doesn`t matter how natural it is.
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Male 84
Oh no, cigarettes have lots of chemicals in trace amounts... drinking water has limits on how much it can contain on many of these substances, and most (all?) of those limits are >0. It`s like complaining about radiation- we are constantly hit by it, so what matters is HOW MUCH.

That said, I don`t smoke and don`t care to, but I do appreciate good science.

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Female 1,148
Cigarettes are gross. Weed is magical.
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Male 17,512
Hard to take a chart like this seriously when they can`t spell TOBACCO correctly.
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Male 1,407
Yeah, that "tabacco" sure is bad for you.
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Male 533
hehe, my post got cut off. I went on to say that I am against the use of drugs myself because i am straight edge & whatnot.
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Male 533
"ARG. It pisses me off so much that they used a pot leaf to represent illegal drugs, while marijuana has not killed ANYONE. EVER. And it CAN`T kill anyone." - DeSheaaaaa

The bottle they used isn`t the only bottle alcohol comes in and the gun they used isn`t the only gun in the world.

"LEGALIZE IT. Tax that sh-t and use it to pay for... hmm... oh... idk HEALTH CARE. It`s already the #1 cash crop in the US." - DeSheaaaaaa

I agree with you on that one. I never understood why Marijuana is illegal yet alcohol and tobacco kill more people every day than Marijuana ever has.

But we shouldn`t stop at legalizing Marijuana, we should continue to legalize every other sort and have it regulated by the federal government.

We don`t know what they cut the cocaine with and the strength isn`t constant. If we regulate the production/distribution of all drugs than we can help prevent overdoses and unwanted side effects.

I am not at all a drug user, in fact I am quite stra

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Male 2,148
25% of high school students are smokers? Are we still talking about cigarettes? Most of the high school smokers I know are on weed, not tobacco.
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Male 4,680
"Funny how 49,000 manage to die from secondhand smoke when there are no proven effects of secondhand smoke"
Lung cancer is a good proven effect for starters.
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Male 14,331
So if 49,000 people die from secondhand smoke what`s car exhaust doing?
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Female 150
so does it matter that tobacco is spelled wrong throughout half of the info-graph?
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Male 1,129
this is why im stopping. DAY 9
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Male 15,510
Infographics are the new deal
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Female 4,039
Smoking is bad, mmm-kay.
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Female 204
Mcgovern, that`s the thing... a lot of people who smoke don`t even LIKE the flavor. They like the nicotine. They come in all different flavors. Chocolate, Turkish blend, Marlboro, clove, vanilla, cherry and more. It doesn`t have that nasty smoke taste.
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Male 33
@DeSheaaaaa

Didn`t see your post when I wrote mine. I agree 100%!

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Male 1,523
I`m glad I`m never going to smoke!
:D
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Male 33
I don`t like the cannabis leave as a pictogram for "deadly illegal drugs". A syringe would be way better.
Weed didn`t kill anybody in the long, long, really loooong history of weedsmoking. FACT.
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Male 51
There`s so much BS in this "infographic" that it hurts.
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Female 239
yes but imagine if all of those people were still living.. that is some serious overpopulation... not that we`re not getting there anyway..
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Male 91
Wow, good thing I only smoke when I drink.
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Male 14,331
@beckpratt

but were are all the tasty tars and carcinogens?

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Male 30
i know alot of people who smoke and i`m in highschool. i`m smart enough not to though
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Male 14,331
For someone with so many fact about it you`d think they`d be able to spell tobacco.
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Female 204
This is why people need to stop smoking cigarettes and smoke the electronic cigarettes... No smoke, and only nicotine enters your system. Looks, and feels like smoking without the cancer or second-hand smoke. www.dragnsmoke.com. I have yet to find a person who switched who didn`t love it.
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Male 138
Yet people still do it... because they choose to. These people don`t have beach houses in Mexico, a smoke is their only way to take the edge off.
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Female 186
ARG. It pisses me off so much that they used a pot leaf to represent illegal drugs, while marijuana has not killed ANYONE. EVER. And it CAN`T kill anyone.

This infographic just illustrates why there is no reason that pot should be illegal. Why are cigarettes legal while they kill thousands of people every year. ><

LEGALIZE IT. Tax that sh-t and use it to pay for... hmm... oh... idk HEALTH CARE. It`s already the #1 cash crop in the US.

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Male 20,825
Link: The Facts About Cigarettes [Infographic] [Rate Link] - Sure, they might make you look cool, but you might want to brush up on the facts of those cancer sticks...
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