The following is a list of good reasons to give up that
dreadful habit of inhaling the smoke that comes from burning what the
nicotine peadalers call tobacco. James Morgan supplied this list of reasons
that all come directly from the Bible.
Please be aware that reading the reasons will not in itself give you
the full impact. If you are reading this then you will have more that
a passing interest in kicking the habit and increasing longivity. So to
get the full impact you should look up the verses.
If this isn't enough incentive for you to quit please allow these facts
from the book Ecology Crisis to make you think:
- In the process of smoking the individual draws into his lungs at least
10 million smoke particles per cubic centimeter. This is a concentration
somewhere between 10 and 100 times greater than is encountered in a
badly polluted urban area such as Los Angeles or New York City. (Bioscience)
- It is estimated that there are 42,000 parts per million of carbon
monoxide in cigarette smoke. In a poorly ventilated smoke filled room
concentrations can reach several hundred parts per million.
- Levels of 5 parts per million of Nitrogen Dioxide are considered
dangerous. Cigarette smoke has 250 parts per million.
- 10 parts per million of Hydrogen Cyanide is dangerous. The concentration
in cigarette smoke is 1,600 parts per million.