1. sm ke TheConvenientTruth 2. 1.1 There are billion in the world today. smokers 3. and if current trends continue 4. billion that number is 1.6 by the year 2025. increase TO expected to 5. 3oomillion china is home to smokers 6. who consume approximately 7. cigarettes a year, 1.7trillion 8. or... 9. cigarettes a minute. 3million 10. Worldwide. 1Omillion 11. are sold each day, 15billion 12. 5trillionare produced and used and upwards of on an annual basis. 13. 5 trillion cigarette filters weigh approximately 14. 48o,538Bugatti Veyrons, 15. 25 16. 25,ooosemi trucks, 17. 2,5oo747s, 18. 1ocargo ships...or 19. billionpounds!2 20. It's estimated that 21. trillions of filters, 22. filled with toxic chemicals from tobacco smoke, 23. make their way into our environment as 24. discarded waste yearly. 25. While they may look like 26. white cotton, 27. cigarette filters are made OF A PLASTIC called of very thin fibers 28. cellulose acetate. 29. A cigarette filter can take between 30. to decompose. 18 months and 1oyears 31. A typical manufactured approximately cigarette contains 32. 8 or 9 milligrams OF NICOTINE, 33. while the nicotine content of a cigar is 34. 1oo to 2oo milligrams, 35. with some as high as 36. 4oo milligrams. 37. four or five cigarettes to There is enough nicotine in 38. kill an average adult if ingested whole. 39. Whale Vomitis one of the hundreds Ambergris, otherwise known as of possible additives used in manufactured cigarettes. 40. Radioactive lead are both present in low levels in cigarette smoke. and polonium 41. toxic byproducts present hydrogen cyanide, one of the in cigarette smoke, 42. genocidal chemical agent was used as a during World War ll. 43. 5oSecondhand smoke cancer-causing chemical compounds, contains more than 44. 11of which are known to be group 1 carcinogens. 45. Kids are still picking up smoking at the alarming rate of 46. in the U.S., 3,oooaday 47. 8o,oooand 48. 1oo,oooa day worldwide. to 49. 1 in 5 teens age 13 to 15 50. smoke cigarettes. 51. Halfofall long-termsmokers 52. will die a tobacco-related death. 53. Every... 54. eight... 55. seconds, 56. A HUMAN 57. life is lost 58. to tobacco USE 59. somewhere 60. in the world. 61. Thattranslatestoapproximately 62. 5milliondeaths annually. 63. Tobacco use is expected to claim 64. the population of the United states 65. 3 the population of the United states x 66. one billion livesthis century 67. unless serious anti-smoking efforts are made on a 68. global level. 69. The Convenient Truth Doyourpart.Spread overall education category 70. Seewhatelse issmokin? 71. credits:WHO/WPRO - Smoking Statistics 28 May 2002. World Health Organization. Cigarette Litter - How Many? Clean Virginia Waterways - Longwood University. Cigarette Litter - Biodegradable? Clean Virginia Waterways - Longwood University. The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General 2004. Dept. of Health and Human Resources - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nicotine - IDLH Documentation 16 August 1996. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Radioactive Cigarettes 02 April 1980. Tobacco Documents Online. The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke: A Report of the Surgeon Generals 04 Jan 2007. U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services. Shutterstock - http://www.shutterstock.com 72. Viewmore Smokin’Presentations!