Every day, thousands of people across the United States continue to smoke cigarettes. Although many consider lighting up a cigarette to be an escape from the real world, it comes with inescapable and extreme risks. “I smoke mostly due to the addictive properties of it, but also because of stress and anxiety,” Anthony Pasqua, a 2017 graduate of Cabrini University, said. The numbers behind taking a smoke break are staggering. Every year, cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans.