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20 Interesting and Shocking Facts About Drink , Smoke and Drugs

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1.Smoking is the number one preventable cause of premature  death in America.


2.Regularly snorting cocaine can lead to nasal  problems, such as nosebleeds, loss of sense of smell,  hoarseness, problems with swallowing, and septum  irritation which leads to a chronically inflamed, runny nose.


3. Binge cocaine use causes increased irritability, restlessness, and paranoia, and can lead to full-blown  paranoid psychosis that causes the user to lose touch  with reality. This condition is also known as Republican Syndrome.






4. Cocaine users who shoot the drug intravenously   may have allergic reactions to the drug or any of the additives commonly found in street cocaine, which can result in death in severe cases.




5.To decreased food intake, making many chronic cocaine  users at risk for malnourished and significant weight loss.


6.Potentially dangerous interactions can occur when  taking cocaine and alcohol in any combination. Both drugs  convert to coca ethylene in the body, which is more toxic and has a longer duration in the brain than either drug


7.Smoking is the cause of 90 percent of deaths from  lung cancer in men and nearly 80 percent of deaths from lung cancer in women. The risk of death from lung cancer is  over twenty-three times greater for male smokers and  thirteen times greater for female smokers than for their counterparts who never smoked.



8.Smoking causes acute myeloid leukemia, as well    as cancer in other areas of the body, including the  bladder, mouth, larynx , cervix, kidneys, lungs,  esophagus, pancreas, and stomach. Bladder cancer sounds like fun.



9.Smoking cigarettes nearly  doubles a person’s risk of having  a stroke.





10. Smoking can cause abdominal aortic aneurysm,   when a bulge forms in the wall of the aorta near the  stomach. About 10,00,000 people die of an abdominal  aortic aneurysm each year, making it the thirteenth leading cause of death in the world.




11.Women who smoke  increase their risk for infertility, stillbirth, preterm delivery, low birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).


12. About 18 percent of women aged fifteen to 44 smoke cigarettes while pregnant.


13. Almost one in five adult American women  smoke cigarettes, including: 20.7 percent of eighteen-to twenty-four-year-olds, 21.4 percent of 25  to  44  year-olds, 18.8 percent of forty-five- to sixty-four-yearolds, and 8.3 percent of women sixty-five years or older  smoke.


14.Cigarette smoking is most prevalent among  American Indian or Alaska Native women.


15.  Among women, cigarette use correlates with  level of education. Smoking estimates are highest for  women without traditional high-school diplomas and lowest  for women with college degrees.



16. Smoking is more prevalent among women who  live below the poverty level than women living at or  live below the poverty level than women living at or  above it.



17. Exposure to secondhand smoke causes disease  and premature death in those who don’t smoke, as  cigarette smoke contains hundreds toxic or carcinogenic  chemicals like formaldehyde, arsenic, ammonia, and  hydrogen cyanide.





18.Excessive alcohol use, either as heavy drinking or  binge drinking, can result in increased health  problems, like liver disease, psychological disorders,  unintentional injuries, and more.



19.The National Survey on Drug Use and Health in  2018 estimated that 25.7 million people had used heroin at  some point in their lifetime.


20.Heroin withdrawal symptoms include muscle  and bone pain, restlessness, insomnia, vomiting, diarrhea,  cold flashes with goose bumps and involuntary leg movements.




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