20 Shocking Smoking Facts

Smoking Facts and Tobacco Statistics

1) There are 1.1 billion smokers in the world today, and if current trends continue, that number is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by the year 2025.

2) China is home to 300 million smokers who consume approximately 1.7 trillion cigarettes a year, or 3 million cigarettes a minute.

3) Worldwide, approximately 10 million cigarettes are purchased a minute, 15 billion are sold each day, and upwards of 5 trillion are produced and used on an annual basis.

4) Five trillion cigarette filters weigh approximately 2 billion pounds.

5) It's estimated that trillions of filters, filled with toxic chemicals from tobacco smoke, make their way into our environment as discarded waste yearly.

6) While they may look like white cotton, cigarette filters are made of very thin fibers of a plastic called cellulose acetate. A cigarette filter can take between 18 months and 10 years to decompose.

7) A typical manufactured cigarette contains approximately 8 or 9 milligrams of nicotine, while the nicotine content of a cigar is 100 to 200 milligrams, with some as high as 400 milligrams.

8) There is enough nicotine in four or five cigarettes to kill an average adult if ingested whole. Most smokers take in only one or two milligrams of nicotine per cigarette however, with the remainder being burned off.

9) Ambergris, otherwise known as whale vomit is one of the hundreds of possible additives used in manufactured cigarettes.

10) Benzene is a known cause of acute myeloid leukemia, and cigarette smoke is a major source of benzene exposure. Among U.S. smokers, 90 percent of benzene exposures come from cigarettes.

11) Radioactive lead and polonium are both present in low levels in cigarette smoke.

12) Hydrogen cyanide, one of the toxic byproducts present in cigarette smoke, was used as a genocidal chemical agent during World War II.

13) Secondhand smoke contains more than 50 cancer-causing chemical compounds, 11 of which are known to be Group 1 carcinogens.

14) The smoke from a smoldering cigarette often contains higher concentrations of the toxins found in cigarette smoke than exhaled smoke does.

15) Kids are still picking up smoking at the alarming rate of 3,000 a day in the U.S., and 80,000 to 100,000 a day worldwide.

16) Worldwide, one in five teens age 13 to 15 smoke cigarettes.

17) Approximately one quarter of the youth alive in the Western Pacific Region (East Asia and the Pacific) today will die from tobacco use.

18) Half of all long-term smokers will die a tobacco-related death.

19) Every eight seconds, a human life is lost to tobacco use somewhere in the world. That translates to approximately 5 million deaths annually.

20) Tobacco use is expected to claim one billion lives this century unless serious anti-smoking efforts are made on a global level.

Tobacco offers us a life of slavery, a host of chronic, debilitating illnesses and ultimately death. And think about it: We pay big bucks for those "benefits." Sad, but true.

Take your life back!

If you're a smoker wishing you could quit, make your mind up to dig your heels in and do the work necessary to get this monkey off your back now. You'll never regret it.


Cadavar Dissection Workshop : Hinduja Hospital ,Mumbai

P.D.Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai announces the following workshops with cadaver dissection for limited participants in 2009
4th Head Neck Workshop (Focus : Oral cavity / Mandible)
6th - 9th August 2009

18th FESS workshop; 18th -20th Sept

4th Cochlear Implant Workshop 19th -20th December

For registration / details contact:
Phone no : +22 -24447704 / 05

9th International Workshop on Rhinoplasty, and cosmetic facial surgery, December 4-6,Indore

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9th International Workshop on Rhinoplasty, and cosmetic facial surgery
Dates -.4th 5th &6th December-2009
Venue -shri Aurbindo institute of medical sciences Indore
International Guest Faculty-
Mr. Guy S Kenyon, FRCS
Senior consultant Whip cross University Hospital, London,
Dr. P-O Haraldsson MD, PhD,Associate Professor
Karolinska University Hospital,Stockholm,Sweden

Facial Plastic Center Indore is organizing a workshop on Rhinoplasty and Aesthetic Facial Surgery from 12th to 14th Dec 2008.There will be, cadaveric dissection, live surgical demonstration and lectures on Rhinoplasty,Hair Transplant, lasers in facial plastic surgery Botox Injection techniques etc-
For details contact PROF. DR.B.BASER at baserbv@gmail.com or log on to http://www.cosmeticrhinoplastyindia.com/
Indian society of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
9/2 Manoramaganj, street No. 5, Indore 452001, India Tel-91-731-2496038, 4064080, Cell-91-09926564080 email-baserbv@gmail.com,
Course Fee US$ 200/ BEFORE 15TH October US$400 AFTER THAT

BMC Open access Journal for ENT

Welcome to BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders published by BioMed Central BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ISSN 1472-6815) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, CAS, Scopus, EMBASE and Google Scholar.

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3rd International Conference on Innovative techniques for Cochlear Implants

3rd International Conference on Innovative techniques for Cochlear Implants & other Implantable Devices on the 6th & 7th of June 2009 at the Primus Super Speciality Hospital, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
Prof. (Dr) J.M.Hans
Organising Chairman

The SGH Rhinology Week will be held from 16th - 22nd July 2009.

FESS :Cadaver Dissection & Live surgery Workshop at Shillong,August 21-23,2009

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS)
(An Autonomous Institute under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India)
Mawdiangdiang, Shillong (Meghalaya) - 793 018 INDIA.

Invited Faculty
Dr M V Kirtane
Dr Sanjay Sachdeva
Dr Hetal Patel

Dr N.Brian Shunyu
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Phone Nos.: +91 364 2538025 (Hosp) Extn. 1406, +91 364 2538055 (Res)
Mobile No.: +91 94367 66200
Dr. Amit Goyal [meetugoyal@yahoo.com]

Delhi State AOI- We the Members

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The collage contains pics of Members of Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Delhi State Branch)

E N T Surgeon (Discussion Forum)

Welcome to the fastest growing forum of ENT and Head & Neck Surgeons primarily to discuss topics of common interest, case discussions, seeking advice from colleagues on difficult cases, requesting information regarding procurement of latest and useful instruments, dissemination of information of upcoming events and other ENT topics.....

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. Vinod B. Nair MS; DLO; Dip NB; MNAMS

Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon

Team Cephale - Division of Head & Neck Surgery

PVS Hospital, Kaloor, Cochin, Kerala, India. PIN 682 017

Phones: +91 98460-63339(Mobile); +91 484 240 3300(Res.); +91 484 234 5451(Hosp.)