Cigarette Smoking Deaths Worldwide

A recent article published by has much to say about the effects of smoking throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization a person dies, on average, every six seconds from a tobacco related illness. That is over 5 million people each year! They also stated that 50 percent of current tobacco users will die of a tobacco-related illness. Not only do smokers die early they also deprive their families of income, raise the cost of health care, and hinder economic development.

I just don’t get it how our nation can allow smoking to continue. Why are other addictive drugs illegal and nicotine is not. Just because smoking doesn’t lead to violent crime like other drugs may should not be a reason. The fact is nicotine addiction adversely affects our society and the world. Five million people die each year!!! The new people that are taking their place are our children. What’s it going to take for you to wake up and quit smoking?