Thousands of studies have been conducted on smoking throughout the world. The results are conclusive: when we smoke cigarettes we are taking huge risks with our health. Tobacco use is an addiction. Nicotine is the substance in tobacco which causes addiction. Tobacco addiction is hard to break due to the combination of the nicotine addiction along with physical and psychological triggers.
#1. Each day, more than 3,200 people under 18 smoke their first cigarette
Approximately 2,100 youth and young adults become daily smokers, 9 out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18, and 98% start smoking by age 26, 1 in 5 adults and teenagers smoke. Source: betobaccofree.hhs.gov