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The cigarette, a paper-wrapped roll of delicately cut tobacco, has been smoked by humans for centuries. The inhaling and exhaling of fumes of burning plant material was first introduced by the Aztecs who smoked a hollow reed or cane tube filled with tobacco, and by other natives of Mexico, Central America,and parts of South America who rolled the crushed tobacco leaves in corn (maize) husks or other vegetable wrappers. Often used in ceremonials by the American Indians, the ritual of smoking has continued throughout history. While itwas the cigar that Spanish conquistadors brought back from the New World that gained popularity as a symbol of wealth, the early 16th century found beggars in Seville fashioning the first cigarettes from discarded cigar butts which they shredded and rolled in scraps of paper (Spanish papalettes]
to let a poor man smoke his cigarillos. (Spanish for"little cigars"). As these gained respect, use of the little cigars traveledto Italy and Portugal in the 18th century, and Portuguese traders carried them to the Eastern Mediterranean and Russia. It was only during the NapoleonicWars that the French named them cigarettes. While another generation of French and British troops fought during the Crimean war forty years later, the cigarette was gaining popularity in the United States. One in two lifetime smokers will die from there smoking. Half of these deaths will happend during middle age.

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Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal.
People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their family members or friends smoke. Statistics show that about 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before they're 18 years old. Most adults who started smoking in their teens never expected to become addicted. That's why people say it's just so much easier to not start smoking at all.

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In a cigarette, there are over 500 chemicals. Some of the most surprising are: arsenic, commonly used in rat poision;
Smoking prevalence by gender Also the main chemical is nicotie.
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Most cigerrete suppliers try to target teens that are 18+ placing adds that make them look good.



1. Cigarettes are the single-most traded item on the planet, with approximately 1 trillion being sold from country to country each year. At a global take of more than $400 billion, it’s one of the world’s largest industries.
2. The nicotine content in several major brands is reportedly on the rise. Harvard [[@#|University]] and the Massachusetts Health Department revealed that between 1997 and 2005 the amount of nicotine in Camel, Newport, and Doral cigarettes may have increased by as much as 11 percent.
3. In 1970, President Nixon signed the law that placed warning labels on cigarettes and banned television advertisements for cigarettes. The last date that cigarette ads were permitted on TV was extended by a day, from December 31, 1970 to January 1, 1971 to allow the television networks one last cash windfall from cigarette advertising in the New Year’s Day football [[@#|games]].
4. U.S. cigarette manufacturers now make more money selling cigarettes to countries around the globe than they do selling to Americans.
5. The American brands Marlboro, Kool, Camel and Kent own roughly 70% of the global cigarette market.




More than 1.2 billion people smoke worldwide. More than 105 billion cigarettes are sold every week.

Read more: http://health.learninginfo.org/cigarette_smoking_facts.htm

Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal.


Region
Men
Women
Africa
29
4
United States
35
22
Eastern Mediterranean
35
4
Europe
46
26
Southeast Asia
44
4
Western Pacific
60
8
Read more:Source: http://en.wikipedia.com/smoking

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.com/smoking

http://health.learninginfo.org/cigarette_smoking_facts.htm

http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/tobaccostatistics/a/CigaretteSmoke.htm

http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smoking.html

http://www.faqs.org/health/topics/72/Cigarette-smoking.html#ixzz0iMIZHHAy
http://health.learninginfo.org/cigarette-smoking-facts.htm