20) “Smoking does not pollute much”. That’s one more tobacco lie that’s to be replaced with the truth that there are more than 4000 substances in the cigarette smoke that should not be in the air we all breath. The human lungs, as any other lungs of the lunged creatures on our planet were not created to metabolize or to deal with such conditions that did not exist 50 years ago, 100 years ago and never before.
These substances are brought/supplemented in the air every time the smoker lights up. Of course, they do not disappear afterwards and they accumulate in the atmosphere. With any smoked cigarette, the air is enriched – and intoxicated- with the mentioned 4000: some volatile, gaseous ( like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, volatile nitrosamines, hydrogen cyanide, volatile sulfur containing compounds, volatile hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, formaldehyde and other aldehydes, ketones,etc) some others as solid particles [like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons -such as benzpyrene- , cadmium, nickel, arsenic, radioactive polonium-210, tobacco-specific, solid nitrosamines (TSNAs : N-nitrosoanabasine (NAB), N-nitrosoanabatine (NAT),4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK), and nitrosonornicotine (NNN). Of these, NNK and NNN have the greatest mutagenic potential. NNK and NNN have been shown to cause DNA adducts associated with tumors in rodents and are classified as human carcinogens )].
There are no natural or artificial cleaning systems to eliminate/neutralize the tobacco smoke from the atmosphere.
The tobacco industry produces 5.5 trillions of cigarettes every year (wikipedia) for the smokers all over the world.
The moment before starting to smoke any of the 5.5 trillions of cigarettes, the air is less polluted / poisoned than afterwards.
QUITTING FOR GOOD AND FOR EVER (CLICK!) the addiction to tobacco and nicotine stops the intoxication of the quitter with the lies and the errors mentioned above, transforming the ex-smoker into an excellent exemple to follow.
Smoking t&n does not exist without smokers. Staying for ever away of the very strong drug called nicotine spares non smokers to be sources and propagators of the t&n lies, of the smokers’ mistakes and the serious consequences of these mistakes reflected on every citizen belonging to our planet.