Tobacco kills smokers. This is the only product that even in small doses adversely affects health. In general, smokers die 10 years earlier than non-smokers. Smoking reduces potency, not to mention yellow skin, bad smell from mouth. Tobacco is the reason of many diseases. Smoking causes at least 90% of lung cancer, 15-20% of other cancers, 75% of chronic bronchitis and lung emphysemas, 25% of deaths from cardiovascular diseases.
Smoking damages health and kills people around the smoker. Passive smoking shortens life in average by 5 years.
Smoking kills and harms the health of children. Smoking before and especially during pregnancy, when breastfeeding greatly harms the health of child, and also increases the risk of several diseases throughout his life.
Smoking causes severe addiction, comparable in strength with heroin. According to a study of one of the world's largest tobacco companies (Imperial Tobacco, in 1989): "43% of smokers tried to quit smoking, but only 1.8% have succeeded. 72% of women who stopped smoking during pregnancy resume smoking after giving birth.
There is no safe tobacco. The impact of "light", "mild" cigarettes and other has no different from any other cigarette, it is only tobacco companies' marketing move aimed at deceiving smokers.
Marketing moves tobacco companies is extremely subtle. This advertising and entertainment at sporting events, and in colored magazines, the distribution of cigarettes in the streets, an indirect advertising in the movies. Tobacco companies intimidate owners of restaurants that smoking bans would lead to lower attendance and thus reduce profits.
Is Smoking free choice? Tobacco companies argue that smoking is a human right. Ask your friends smokers if they would like to quit smoking. Ask them what they knew about the dangers of smoking at a time when they started smoking. Ask those who live near smokers whether they are pleased to breathe cigarettes smoke and see cigarette butts under their feet.