[dropcap]S[/dropcap]moking has become fashion and very common now a days. Our youth thoughts smoking as a symbol of class. so number of smokers increases day by day.
Here is the some rare facts about smoking which will blow your mind:
1- The oldest woman in the world started smoking at the age 21 and quit it at the age of 117, five years before she died. Jeanne Calment from France had been smoking for almost a century and died 5 years after she quit the habit.
2-When smoking tobacco, taking short quick puffs has a stimulating effect, while deep puffs induce sedation. High doses of nicotine produce pain-killing and calming effect.
3-Breathing the air in Beijing has the same health risks as smoking 21 cigarettes a day. Citizens of Beijing still brightly remember the “airpocalypse” (heavy smog) that occurred in early January 2014 making the authorities block major highways in the northeast of China.
4- Girl smokers breasts sag faster because smoking destroys a protein called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance.
5-The Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. was already smoking marijuana at the age of 6.
6-The cartoon “Scooby Doo” was based on a group of pot smoking teenagers. The constant hunger, hallucinations and a hippie van. A group of four dropouts and their reasonable dog (that does not smoke) gallop around the country in a psychodelic love machine, selling drugs for living.
7-Did you know Barack Obama used to smoke weed during his younger years? Here’s a rare picture of him smoking a joint.
8-Smoking one cigarette takes about 11 minutes off of your life span. In general your life gets reduced by 7-8 years if you smoke.
9-Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty. Second-hand smoke causes a build-up of ash inside the machine. It seems the problem can be solved easily by a paper towel or a flow of compressed air, but Apple will reject you anyway if your computer was exposed to second-hand smoke.
10-About 69% of smokers want to quit completely. More than half of them tried, but only 6,2% succeeded. This habit is one of the most difficult to quit.