12 Facts to Know About Smoking
Smoking three packs of cigarettes over 46 years has a significant opportunity cost. If a person invested and reinvested just that cigarette money over those 46 years, he or she could create a portfolio worth over $2 million. Researchers note that the value of a small amount of money over time can be significant.
Up until the 60s, cigarette ads actually had endorsements from physicians suggesting that smoking was good for you.
Although smoking is now banned on commercial airlines, most planes still have ashtrays. That’s because the FAA requires them just in case someone does light up so they can properly put it out.
The most common New Year resolutions include ‘quit smoking’, ‘lose weight’, ‘stay healthy and fit’, ‘save more money’ and ‘get (more) organized’.
The term “Hippie” is derived from the term “Hipster,” which described jazz fans in the 1940’s. Hipsters were known for pot smoking and sarcasm.
The first European who learned to smoke from the natives was arrested back home because people thought he was possessed by the devil.
Pantone 448 C, the “world’s ugliest color” according to research, is used by many European countries on their tobacco products to dissuade people from smoking.
Instead of “Once upon a time,” many Korean folktales begin with “Back when tigers used to smoke…”
Every cigarette you smoke reduces your expected life span by 11 minutes.
A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.