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Smoking Facts

  • 1 in every 2 smokers will die of a tobacco related disease

  • Most smokers (83%) regret that they ever started smoking and would not smoke if they had the choice again.

  • Smoking takes 10 to 15 years quality years off your life.

  • Every 6.5 seconds someone in the world dies from tobacco use = 1.5 million people dying needlessly each year.

  • Every cigarette a person smokes reduces his/her life by five and a half minutes.

  • In Ireland, smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death. Nearly 5,500 people die in Ireland each year from the effects of smoking and thousands of others are ill because of smoking-related diseases.