Why smok­ing is so bad for your health

The New Age (Free State) - - NEWS -

44 000 die ev­ery year from smok­ing re­lated dis­eases in SA each year

SA plans to join a list of coun­tries in in­tro­duc­ing plain cig­a­rette pack­ag­ing To­bacco kills up to half of its users.

To­bacco kills around 6 mil­lion peo­ple each year with More than 5 mil­lion of those deaths are the re­sult of di­rect to­bacco use while more than 600 000 are the re­sult of non-smok­ers be­ing ex­posed to sec­ond­hand smoke.

Nearly 80% of the world’s 1 bil­lion smok­ers live in low- and mid­dlein­come coun­tries

There are more than 4 000 chem­i­cals in to­bacco smoke, of which at least 250 are known to be harm­ful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer.

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