10 Interesting Cigarette Facts Amazing Little known Facts about Cigarettes and Smoking

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Dec. 04, 2013

1: There are now more former smokers in the U.S. than current smokers.
2. It's actually legal for minors to smoke cigarettes in the U.S., but what they can't do is Purchase them
3. Hitler led the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history.
4. 'Lite' cigarettes are produced by infusing tobacco with CO2 and superheating it until the tobacco 'puffs up' like expanding foam.
5. The immune systems of smokers have to work harder every day than non-smokers. As a result, a smokers' blood will contain less antioxidants, although a smoker's immune system may be quicker to respond to virus attacks due to its more active nature.
6: Smoking will produce a different effect in each individual depending on 'what they expect to get', making cigarettes placebos.
7: Cigarettes contain arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia and 43 known carcinogens.
8: Scientists claim the average smoker will lose 14 years of their life due to smoking. This however does not necessarily mean that a smoker will die young -- and they may still live out a 'normal' lifespan.
9: Smoking causes: accelerates aging, depletes the body of vitamin C, damages the stomach, can cause early menopause, increases the risk of diabetes, reduces exercise tolerance, increases the risk of pneumonia, raises blood pressure and many more.
10: There are a few Flinstones smoking ads, and you can find them on YouTube.