Interesting facts about cigarettes
Interesting facts about cigarettes. Cigarettes - best-selling thing on the planet. Whole trillion cigarettes are sold every year. Tobacco industry revenues exceeding 400 billion per year, is one of the most profitable areas of activity.
Nicotine content in cigarettes of some well-known brands is constantly growing. Harvard University conducted a study on this subject, which showed that cigarettes Camel, Newport, Doral and nicotine content from 1997 to 2005 grew by 11%. In 1970 the U.S. signed a law that prohibited advertising on TV cigarette. Last cigarette advertising has appeared on TV in the USA December 31, 1970. Manufacturers of cigarettes sold in the United States far more in other countries. Such brands as Marlboro, Kool, Camel and Kent cover 70% of the total market cigarettes and tobacco products. The composition of cigarettes is arsenic, formaldehyde, lead, hydrogen cyanide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and another 43 different compounds. In the 1950's in Kent cigarettes used a filter on the basis of asbestos fibers. As is known, asbestos - one of the strongest carcinogens. In most countries the sale of cigarettes is permitted to 16-18. In Japan - 20. Contrary to popular belief, cigarette smoking is allowed at any age. Sell cigarettes to children and adolescents is prohibited, but they actually smoke the law is not prohibited. Scientists believe that a smoker loses an average of 14 years of living with active smoking. However, this does not mean dying young. Maybe people will live to 70 years, but could - up to 84. Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after the inhalation of tobacco smoke. "lightweight" and menthol cigarettes no less harmful than regular ones.