You can say that cigarettes help you cope with the stress of daily life, calm you when you’re angry, help you relax at the end of a long day and even comfort you when you’re sad or lonely. But no matter how you try to justify it, smoking is just plain bad for your health and your loved ones (the danger of secondhand smoke is real).
Did you know? For every “puff” of smoke you take, you inhale about 4,000 toxic chemicals into your body.
And according to the infographic below, cigarettes kill more Americans than aids, alcohol, car accidents, murder, suicides, drugs, & fires combined!
The Tobacco Industry Doesn’t Care About You
“Cigarettes are no more addictive than gummi bears.” – James Morgan, CEO Philip Morris Tobacco, 1997
“We don’t smoke that s–t, we just sell it. We reserve that right for the young, the poor, the black and the stupid.” – R.J. Reynolds Tobacco executive, 1992
“We strongly oppose warning labels on cigarette packs for several reasons: first and foremost, warning labels may improperly imply that it has been scientifically established that smoking causes disease.” – R.J. Reynolds, South China Morning Post, January 1999
Want To Quit?
Follow the 4-step program outlined at the end of the infographic to help you.