Cigarette smoking can cause premature wrinkles, stained teeth, tooth loss, and ashtray breath. But the effects aren't only skin-deep. Smoking cigarettes changes your blood chemistry. This can leave you vulnerable to blood clots that can cause heart attacks and block blood flow to your heart, brain, or legs. Smoking cigarettes can also cause cancer almost anywhere in your body.
Total economic cost of smoking is more than $300 billion a year, including
Nearly $170 billion in direct medical care for adults
More than $156 billion in lost productivity due to premature death and exposure to secondhand smoke
$9.06 billion was spent on advertising and promotion of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco combined—about $25 million every day, and more than $1 million every hour.
Price discounts to retailers account for 73.3% of all cigarette marketing (about $6.16 billion). These are discounts paid in order to reduce the price of cigarettes to consumers
Smokers know how hard it can be to give up, even though they may want to, and they know how much it damages their health. Now, alongside all the books, patches, gums and hypnotherapy, QuitBit has developed a lighter which records every time you light up, and feeds back data to an app which smokers can use to help them identify patterns, set targets and, eventually, stop using the thing altogether. It raised $55k on Kickstarter in March 2014 and is currently taking pre-orders.
CDC Smoking and Tobacco Use - https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/index.htm
Cigarettes: F.A.Q - https://therealcost.betobaccofree.hhs.gov/cigarettes/faq
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults in the United States- https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/adult_data/cig_smoking/index.htm#:~:text=In%202018%2C%20nearly%2014%20of,with%20a%20smoking%2Drelated%20disease.
Sierra Briscoe - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sierrabriscoe/