zondag 9 maart 2008

Even een paar feiten met betrekking tot roken op een rij

• Every eight seconds, someone in the world dies due to tobacco.

• Every day about 2,000 youth become daily smokers.

• Every day about 4,400 kids age 12 to 17 try a cigarette for the first time.

• In 1990, 72 million bottles of a popular mineral water were voluntarily recalled because of small traces of benzene. The smoke from one pack of unfiltered cigarettes has as much benzene as 169 bottles of the contaminated water.

• How do infants avoid secondhand sm oke? "At some point they begin to crawl." - Tobacco Executive 1996

• In as little as 2 weeks nicotine changes the brains chemistry and addiction can begin.

• In 1990, a tobacco company put together a plan to stop Coroners from listing tobacco as a cause of death on a death certificate.

• Cigarette smoke contains 69 chemical compounds that are known cause cancer.

• Cigarette smoke contains the radioactive isotope Polonium-210.

• In 1989, millions of cases of imported fruit were banned after a small amount of cyanide was found in just two grapes. There's thirty-three times more cyanide ina single cigarette than was found in those two grapes.

• One tobacco company developed a genetically altered tobacco with twice the addictive nicotine of regular tobacco. They code-named it "Y-1."

• In 1984, one tobacco company referred to new customers as "replacement smokers."

• Tobacco companies make $1.8 billion from under age sales.

• Pee contains urea. Some tob acco companies add urea to cigarettes.

• In 1980, a tobacco company considered looking at itself as a "drug company."

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