Smoking Facts: 9 Shocking Facts About Smoking

Smoking has become very common in teens as well as older people now-a-days. It starts off with a sense of fun and  style and unfortunately sometimes ends in the death of the user. For many people it is just fun while many people smoke just because their body is addicted to tobacco and according to them they think they can’t live without it.

We are going to share some shocking information and facts about cigarettes and smoking.


First of all, you should know something about the ingredients of a cigarette. A cigarette contains more then 7,000 chemicals in it. Nicotine is one and the major reason that causes people to become addicted. In these 7,000 chemicals, several hundreds are toxic and 70 of them can cause cancer. Some of the most harmful ingredients of a cigarette contains lead, radon, tar (tar-col), radium, carbon monoxide, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide and uranium. In fact, if we were to write about them in detail, it would take volumes of books.

Shocking Smoking Facts:


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  1.  According to many scientists, a smoker will live 14 year less.
  2. There are about 1.1 billion smokers in the world and 300 million of them are in China.
  3.  According to British scientists, every cigarette you smoke can shorten your life by 11 minutes.
  4.  Due to smoking, the supply of blood to your skin reduced which lowers the level of Vitamin A in your body and also your body gets paler and full of wrinkles.
  5. About 3,000 deaths occurred just because of second-hand smoking which means if you are a smoker, you are a direct danger to your family, friends and relatives.
  6. In last minute, about 7 people died just because of smoking which means smoking claims 1 life every eight seconds.
  7. Lung Cancer, Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Skin and Mouth Cancer are some major diseases that can be caused due to smoking.
  8. If a pregnant woman smokes, the chances of her miscarriage are increased.
  9. 90% of the lung cancer patients are smoker

We hope that all those who read this post are going to quit smoking. Think about yourself as well as your family and friends. You are important to them.

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30 Responses to Smoking Facts: 9 Shocking Facts About Smoking
  1. Anas
    March 22, 2012 | 11:23 am


    above article is great and informative.
    could you please find information about sexual life of smokers
    secondly, i have heard that it effect brain heaveily
    memory start getting weak

    could you please find about this

    many thanks

  2. admin
    March 22, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    Thanks Anas,

    We will get back to you with further information.

    Also keep an eye on this post as well, Our fans and users are very active and they will post further information in the comments as well.

  3. Wasim Ismail
    July 17, 2012 | 9:11 pm

    Thanks for the post, also more and more people are taking up Shisha Smoking, but unaware of the effects it can have such as health issues.

  4. admin
    July 17, 2012 | 10:17 pm

    Well Wasim, Shisha is same harmful for the humans as smoking is. We’ll try to write a post on this too.

  5. Mohammed
    July 18, 2012 | 3:32 am

    I,am not smoking
    and don’t love who smoke

  6. Vedaraman Ramaiya
    July 18, 2012 | 1:23 pm

    My nephew passed away due to cancer because of his smoking habit in a very young leaving his wife at tender age.
    This memory is hunting and I don’t want anyone to adopt this habit of smoking and your article is an eye opener and I appreciate your blog.

  7. Cam Kennedy
    July 18, 2012 | 10:01 pm

    Thank you for the interesting article. After quitting for nearly 6 months now, this has definitely helped in reinforcing some of the reasons why I gave up smoking this year. May it continue and become easier as every week rolls by!

  8. james
    July 19, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    I’m not a chain smoker but i do smoke. I don’t make it a habit but i do smoke. i believe I’m safe somehow.

  9. admin
    July 19, 2012 | 8:45 pm

    But we hope that you’ll try to leave it permanently after reading this post..

  10. david
    July 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    I am not smoker but its really injurious to please do not smoke cigarettes please………………

  11. admin
    July 24, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    Thanks David for your precious comments. We too want so..

  12. Krishna Gopal
    August 1, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    smoke is more dangerous to non smokers because they receive smoke from their nose.In a family one person is smoker it means all family members are in danger zone.So please save lives

  13. siddhant
    August 17, 2012 | 7:41 pm

    sir i am really very sry for your nephew’s death but sir can i knw how this all did happen i can try to help u

  14. Cecilia
    October 20, 2012 | 8:09 am

    Yet…those responsible for adding insidious chemicals that cause addiction, then kill, or maim, and cause the suffering of C.O.P.D. , forcing people into bankruptcy for healthcare and oxygen…are not serving life sentences in prison!!??

    Why is that…do ya’ think??

    Big business…big taxes …big money…big shots….above the law?

    United corporations of America law?….or

    …for the people, by the people law…..?

  15. Ryan
    November 22, 2012 | 5:29 am

    While I do agree that smoking is not good for you , I do believe smoking related deaths info is quite skewed.

    If you read the fine print on those studies it includes ALL cancer related deaths , ALL heart disease related deaths as well as ALL lung related deaths. This data is used without taking into account that NOT ALL of these deaths are related to tobacco use.

    One other thing to point out is that the chemicals found in cigarettes can also be found in the water you drink and the food you eat.
    There are mandated thresholds that those chemicals cannot exceed , but rest assured those chemicals are there.

  16. Manoj
    December 4, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Hey Guys it is a great piece of information. I do smoke regularly and i came across some posts like this but not this much elaborately. And quiting the smoke immediately is the most dangerous than smoking .. guys who ever read this please reduce it and one day u will quit it i kindly request u not to quit smoking within a day. i have taken nearly 1 year to quit smoking.

    And for Smokers please don say u r ruining urself to make a family(people works in cigratte companies) happy. it is totally a Bullshit.

  17. krish
    January 3, 2013 | 2:57 pm

    Excellent article…

  18. viki
    January 7, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    im a smoker…. and i planned to quit smoking from 2013 this article really help me to quit smoking thanks alot

  19. Silvia
    January 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    I may just be wierd, but I’m trying to quit smoking, and reading stats like this helps me push away my new cigarette. ha. thanks!

  20. mase
    January 18, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    this article’s title should be “Smoking facts: 10 shocking facts about smoking”

    and the number 10 is…

    10. the owners of cigarette companies are not smokers!


  21. Jamie
    January 20, 2013 | 11:27 am

    I quit in one day and I am perfectly fine. It’ll be one year I’m smoke free on Feb. 1, 2013. I did however use an aid to quit. I had tried quitting so many times and tried so many things to help me quit smoking. Chantix worked for me, but some ppl have negative reactions to it. I had nausea so I started taking it only at night right before crawling into bed, which brings me to the second side effect I had. Weird, sometimes vivid dreams. It has been hard getting through some days without a smoke, but the benefits like exercising and playing around with my kids has been fantastic! Good luck to all of you who are trying! Keep up the good work to all that have! And God bless!

  22. brian
    January 27, 2013 | 3:26 am

    cigar’ smoking is harmful to our health..

  23. Malek Boustany
    February 8, 2013 | 8:06 am

    Smoking one chicha = 4 packs of 20 cigarettes for ppl who dnt know .. by smoking a chicha or a “hublybubly” as they call it you are inhaling the carbn dioxide of the “jamra” that u put on top of the chicha+ when u inhal it bubles on the botom .. some ppl in my country Lebanon says that it is laghing at u while ur smoking because ur killing ur self in a verry bad and easy way ..

  24. vitamin smoke
    April 3, 2013 | 7:53 pm

    Numerous studies and surveys have consistently shown that a majority of adults frequently eat foods that contain too little vitamin B-6 and vitamin E. We consume far too many calories, and too much total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Women frequently eat too little folic acid, iron, calcium, and zinc. This is why it is so important to take a multi-vitamin daily.

  25. Che
    April 25, 2013 | 5:36 pm

    i am a smoker but i dont smoke cigarettes i only smoke marijuana do i also suffer the same?

  26. Damien
    April 27, 2013 | 10:52 pm

    Lovely thoughts
    But some of these are opinions, not facts
    Please work this out…..

    You would make a great writer for the “Sun”

  27. No way
    May 17, 2013 | 9:08 am

    Wow, truly shocking. These “facts” or the equivalent are plastered over most packs of smokes you buy today.

    Anyone that reads these articles thinking they are enlightened in someway are either 8 years old, or they have a mental deficiency.

    Only saw this website today… What a waste of bandwidth.

  28. oladapo chris
    May 17, 2013 | 1:57 pm

    Smokers are liable to die young!it is injurious to health.

  29. Muralidharan Jayaram
    May 18, 2013 | 8:44 am

    Smoking is a dangerous habit. This article spells out the dangers clearly. If you are a smoker take action now and get rid of the smoking habit.

  30. Dr Thomas Kovatic
    March 19, 2014 | 9:47 am

    You talk about the hazards of smoking cigarettes… what of that of marijuana… how many people has that killed or what are the health hazards. I want to know. Thanks

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