Nicotine is an addictive substance present in the Tobacco and a smoker can consume 1mg- 2mg of nicotine from smoking one cigarette.
Reasons for smoking addiction among the young people:
Exposure to smoking scenes in the movies.
Exposure to advertisements related to tobacco.
Usage of tobacco by siblings or close pals.
Lack of parental support.
Lack of skills to resist themselves from addictive use of cigarette.
Common perception that smoking is normal among the youth.
Low level academic achievements and aggressive behavior.
The highest percentage of cigarette smoking is recorded among the individuals aged between 25 – 44 years and 9.3% of individuals with age above 65 years are addictive to smoking.
Cigarette smoking results in few dreadful diseases and the list is depicted in the below infographic:
Bronchitis and cardiovascular diseases
Low birth weight and heart strokes
Cataract and hip fractures
Peptic ulcers and Hip fractures
Reports show that every year more than 8.6 million individuals in America suffer chronic disease that occurred due to smoking and passive smoking.