We are told that smoking kills. At the same time statistics shows a completely different picture.
Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030. (go to CDC to read more)
- 110 million people die every year as a direct result of stress. That is 7 people every 2 seconds. (go to Richmond Hypnosis Center to read more)
- The total number of deaths worldwide due to cardiovascular disease – 17.3 million a year. Hypertension is the single biggest risk factor for stroke. Physical inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%. Obesity is a major risk for cardiovascular disease and predisposes you to diabetes. Diabetes is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. (go to World Heart Federation to read more)
- Every year the lives of approximately 1.25 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic crash. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. (go to WHO to read more)
- In 2012, 3.3 million deaths, or 5.9 percent of all global deaths (7.6 percent for men and 4.0 percent for women), were attributable to alcohol consumption. In 2014, the World Health Organization reported that alcohol contributed to more than 200 diseases and injury-related health conditions, most notably DSM–IV alcohol dependence (see sidebar), liver cirrhosis, cancers, and injuries. In 2012, 5.1 percent of the burden of disease and injury worldwide (139 million disability-adjusted-life-years) was attributable to alcohol consumption. (go to NIAAA to read more)
Therefore, I have questions.
Why THE HELL cigarettes are singled out? Why are we, smokers, stigmatised.
Why nothing is done to improve living standards?
Why bottles of alcohol still look sexy?
Who benefits from it?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DYING HEALTHY IS NOT THAT MUCH? Are we planning to stay here forever? Sorry, but I am out of here the moment my time comes.