I am a smoker. I smoke roughly one pack of cigarettes a day-it is killing me both physically and financially. I have an awful addiction to tobacco and I realize that it is a problem, therefore, I have chosen an infographic that will hopefully inspire more self-discipline as I begin this cigarette-free lifestyle.
1 out of every 5 people in the entire world is a smoker. One third of the entire male population smokes. If you're a non-smoker, then it must be pretty puzzling to you why something so harmful is so popular. I'll do my best to explain. When I first started smoking, it was kind of for a status symbol. Smoking just looks cool. I don't care who you are, smoking is one of the coolest things a person can do. Take your average Joe from off the street, light a cigarette and shove it in his mouth, and voila, you have one bad mamma-jamma. I guess not everyone feels this way, but I did. I started smoking only at parties, and then one day I found myself bored on a lazy Sunday afternoon thinking, “I could go for a cigarette right now.” And it was all downhill from there.
Smoking is the number one killer in the world, and I'm realizing now that I very well could be one of its victims. And I am frightened. If you're a smoker, I urge you to quit as well. Have a great day, and live healthy, internet. [via]