Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Facts About Smoking - strangefacts

  • It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily
  • The odds are 3 out of 4 (75%) that you forbid smoking in your home
  • The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night
  • The music hall entertainer Nosmo King derived his stage name from a 'No Smoking' sign
  • Marijuana increases heart rate by 20–100 percent shortly after smoking; this effect can last up to 3 hours
  • The first American advertisement for tobacco was published in 1789. It showed a picture of an Indian smoking a long clay pipe
  • One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children
  • The British Medical Journal has estimated that smoking one cigarette takes 11 minutes off the average person's life
  • 5% of the $40,700,000,000 received by states from the lawsuit against the tobacco companies has actually been spent on fighting smoking
  • Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before
  • The town of Timnath, Colorado, has banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Timnath, Colorado (population 223) has no bars or restaurants
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