If there's 20% of the world's population smoking, that means a HUGE amount of them are going to die of a tobacco-related illness. Why don't people wake up?
ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE PREVENTABLE!
This isn't dying of old age we're talking about. That obviously can't be avoided. Using tobacco is a choice, and even if you are totally addicted to it, it is still a choice. Your mind may try and convince you to light up, conjuring up crazy scenarios in your head, and driving you crazy. But it is still your choice to physically reach and grab for one, just like it's your choice to drink milk, or eat a hamburger.
It's crazy to think that roughly 1.4 billion people smoke in the world, and that it's totally their choice, and a huge chunk of those deaths could be prevented. How many of them want to quit? That's got to be a huge number in itself. It's probably 1 billion people who want to quit.
If people would just WAKE UP and realize that smokin is a terrible addiction to have, and that it will ultimately cost them their lives, and possibly the lives of others around them, only then would the world be on the right track.
Sadly, more and more people, especially teenagers,
start up every year. It's not as bad as it was in the 1950's when
EVERYONE was doing it, but it's still a huge number.
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