7 Deadly Things With Lower Risk Than Smoking

Tobacco hurts and kills people. In fact, smoking causes about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. There are many forms of tobacco on the market, and people often think some forms are safe and don’t cause health problems. This isn’t true. There is no safe form of tobacco. Even herbal cigarettes with no tobacco give off tar, particulates, and carbon monoxide and are dangerous to your health.

There are lots of factors out there that can kill you, but cigarette smoking is by far one of the worst. According to the internet, here are a few potentially deadly things that are still better for you than smoking those cigarettes

Greenhouse Gases

Practically every politician has mentioned them at some point, and there are several initiatives out there to reduce them. These gases collect in the atmosphere to form a reflective layer – keeping the earth warm enough for human kind and all of our plant and animal friends. However the problem arises when we put too many greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and temperatures rise above livable conditions. Because of the currently high amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, polar ice caps are melting, ocean levels are rising, hurricanes are more fierce, and ecosystems are becoming altered to the point of animal and plant extinction.

Fast Food

While fast food is blamed for a lot of misfortunes in our society, the occasional burger is perfectly safe. Even if you choked and died while eating your double stacked burger, you were still more likely to have died from smoking cigarettes.


Pesticides are terrible for the environment and our health. As we consume foods that have been grown with pesticides, the harmful chemicals build up in our colons where they are said to slowly poison our bodies. An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away, but if you are consuming an apple that is not organic, you are also ingesting over thirty different pesticides. Even after you wash it, you are still guaranteed to ingest harmful chemicals that build up over time. Pesticides have been linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, and even birth defects in some extreme cases. They are harmful to the nervous system, reproductive system, and the endocrine system.

UV Rays

The sun has experienced some damaging press recently. Too much sunshine is known to cause sunburns and sun poisoning – which in turn ultimately leads to damaged skin cells and blood vessels, wrinkled skin, and skin cancer. Doctors have pretty much all agreed that skin cancer is preventable if proper care is taken to prevent over exposure to UV rays from the sun.

Unprotected Sex

Unsafe sex has some serious consequences that involve more than pregnancy and death. Having unsafe sex with multiple partners brings about undesirable concerns like herpes, gonorrhea, crabs, scabies, syphilis, chlamydia, HPV, and HIV. According to some medical cases, sex might even cause heart attacks in some individuals who are not healthy enough for sex. Almost 1 in 45 heart attacks begin with sexual intercourse. It’s pretty clear that unprotected sex is unsafe in general – but it’s still safer than smoking cigarettes.

Sky Diving

Astoundingly only about 20 people die each year from skydiving accidents. In 2013, 3.2 million people jumped out of airplanes across the US; but only 24 died. Since the year 2000, fatalities have decreased 25%, making skydiving much, much safer than smoking cigarettes.


In the last decade alone, physicians and researchers have begun looking deeply into the impact of loneliness and social isolation on health, well being, and mortality, and the data on the subject is overwhelming: a lonely person is significantly more likely to suffer an early death than a non-lonely one. Loneliness is as destructive to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

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