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10 Facts About Tobacco So True They Hurt

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3. Ammonia, a substance found both in dog pee and household cleaning products, is also in your cigarettes.

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Ammonia is added to cigarettes to increase the amount nicotine absorbed by your body, therefore increasing their addictiveness.

4. Surprisingly, using chewing tobacco actually makes you more likely to start smoking.

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Some may think they're pulling a fast one on cigarettes, using chewing tobacco actually makes you more likely to start smoking cigarettes within four years.

5. Nicotine is as addictive as heroin and cocaine.

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And if you look at the numbers, nicotine claims way more lives than other two hard drugs combined. In 2013, 8,000 people from heroin overdose and 5,100 people from cocaine overdose met their fate while every year 480,000 die from smoking related causes.

6. One hookah session contains around 46 times the amount of tar from a single cigarette.

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Many mistakenly assume that smoking hookah is less harmful than smoking cigarettes. Smoke from one hookah session contains around three to six times that amount of carbon monoxide and 46 times the amount of tar from one cigarette.

7. Cigarettes don’t relieve stress.

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Research shows that cigarettes are not an effective method to relieve stress. The feeling smokers get from having a cigarette while experiencing stress is simply the relief they feel from getting their nicotine fix.

8. The tobacco industry targets young people to replace older smokers who will die of smoking-related causes.

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The tobacco industry targets teens to replace the 1,300 people who die every day from smoking. Right now9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18.

9. The tobacco industry targets African American communities more than any other racial demographic.

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Blacks are exposed to 37% more tobacco advertisements every year than the average American.

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