Here are some of the latest statistics on smoking in Queensland, Australia:
16% of people aged 18-24 years smoke daily.There are more men smoking in this category then women. About 1 in 6 men and 1 in 8 women smoke in Australia.Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death.
Health Effects
• initial stimulation, then reduction in brain and nervous system activity
• enhanced alertness and concentration
• mild euphoria and/or feelings of relaxation
• increased blood pressure and heart rate
• decreased blood flow to body extremities like the fingers and toes
• dizziness, nausea, watery eyes and acid in the stomach
• decreased appetite, taste and smell.
• less or no sense of smell and taste
• shortness of breath
• persistent cough
• early face wrinkles
• damaged heart and arteries
• damaged blood vessels
• increased deposits of cholesterol on your heart and arteries, leading to angina and heart attacks
When you look at this all you are doing by smoking is playing Russian Roulette with your life. With a six shot revolver you have a 1 in 5 chance of dying, with smoking the chances is even less.

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