Smokers unfazed by dangers of habit

FRANCISTOWN: Warnings against the health hazards of tobacco has not deterred smokers from partaking of their favourite cigarettes.

Most cigarette packs have bold warnings written on them such as: "DANGER: SMOKING CAUSES LUNG DISEASE" or "SMOKING IS A HEALTH HAZARD". Some warnings even go into detail, revealing that tobacco smoke contains many harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, cyanide, nicotine and tar, which can cause diseases and deaths, and that non-smokers and ex-smokers on average, live longer and healthier than smokers.

In spite of all these, people continue to puff away at cigarettes. In fact, it has been revealed that the number of cigarette smokers all over the world has not dropped considerably in recent years.

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