That smoking is bad for the health of the smoker is not contestable by anybody but smokers often downplay the gravity of the issue due to the fact that they are not yet facing a critical effect of smoking. However, the statistical numbers tell a different story. Over 40 million Americans smoke and according to the CDC, there are almost half a million deaths in the U.S. every year associated with smoking.
There are around 4000 documented toxins contained in cigarette smoke and the list of smoking-related diseases and ailments is long and includes ailments such as lung cancer and high blood pressure. In short, smoking is a clear and present danger and there are hundreds of reasons why a smoker should quit. The journey to being smoke-free, however, is wrought with great difficulty.