Smokers are 20 to 30 times more likely to die from lung cancer than nonsmokers.
Smoking related disease kills almost half of all long term smokers but nonsmokers are also at risk.
About 5 million people in the world die each year as a result of smoking.
Many countries have introduced high taxes on tobacco products and anti-smoking campaigns in an attempt to curb tobacco smoking.
Smoking in the Americas likely had its origins in the incense-burning ceremonies of shamans but was later adopted for personal use.
The moral of the story? Don’t smoke, and stay in school.