Shocking and Disgusting Tobacco Facts

By jonleung8 on January 21, 2011 In Health and Beauty

We all know that smoking cigarettes can cause cancer, heart disease, tooth decay, and nutrient deficiency, yet many of us continue to puff on them day after day, year after year. And why do we still smoke? Cause smoking is fun, it’s a reward, it provides oral pleasure, because of peer pressure, to help relax, etc. Well, here is our list of reasons why you should put down the cancer sticks and beat tobacco addiction once and for all.

1. Chemicals. You’re exposed to over 4000 chemicals (2000 poisonous and 37 of them are known to cause cancer)! You’re no longer smoking tobacco, you’re also smoking acetone (nail polish remover), cadmium (found in batteries), ammonia (toilet cleaner), carbon monoxide (car exhaust), DDT (bug killer), arsenic (poison), butane (lighter fluid), ethanol (alcohol), methanol (rocket fuel) and hexamine (BBQ lighter). Sounds like Chernobyl.

This should be enough for you to quit smoking. If I haven’t scared you sh**less yet, read on:

2. Blindness. You run the risk of going blind later in life. A study in the UK reported that smokers had a 2 to 3 fold increase in age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

3. Osteoporosis. Your bone density decreases an average 5-10% which increases your risk of osteoporosis. It probably has to do with the toilet cleaner and battery fluid found in cigarettes but I’m not 100% sure.

4. Heart attacks. You’ve increased your chances of experiencing a fatal heart attack by 3-4 times over non-smokers. And you smoke cigarettes because it’s enjoyable?
5. Rapid aging. You’re going to look really old, really fast if you keep up with smoking. The greying of your skin and the wrinkles you’re getting are because smoking reduces blood supply to the skin while robbing it of healthy nutrients.

6. Impotence. Smoking increases your chance of getting erectile dysfunction by 50%. Now that’s a kicker.

7. More chemicals. Ambergris (whale vomit) and pig hemoglobin (pig’s blood) have been discovered as additives in certain brands of cigarettes. Say no to whale vomit!

Don’t be a slave to tobacco and a lifetime of chronic illness and disease. Stop throwing your money away to something that will ultimately kill you. Roll up your sleeves and dig in your heals to to commit to a life of non-smoking today. Trust me, you won’t regret it.

Joe trains 5 times a week at Bally’s Gym in Orange County. A long-time fitness enthusiast, he recommends that you buy ephedrine and buy ephedra from Astronutrition.