Paris Has Tons Of Air Pollution - How Many Cigs Is It Equal To?


France's capital city - Paris - is typically considered to be full of romance, good times, and tons of things to experience. Paris is one of the world's hottest tourist destinations for obvious reasons; however, most people - at least most people who don't live in France permanently - are not aware of the fact that Paris is full of smog and air pollution.

Even though the current mayor of Paris has tried to reduce the total amount of emissions put out into the air by cars, trucks, vans, and other automobiles within the city limits of Paris, the metropolitan area is unarguably far dirtier than everybody would like it to be.

Recent statistics from the European Transport and Environment Association indicate that living in Paris, France, for just one year - that's 365 days; nothing more than only one year - is equivalent to smoking 183 full-flavored cigarettes in a year's time.

This is certainly alarming to people who don't smoke because they're certain to recognize smoking as a dangerous activity that is currently the world's number-one cause of preventable death. Still, people who live in Paris are highly unlikely to move away from the city because it's so beautiful and known as one of the best places to live in the entire world - outside of its air pollution, of course.

You won't believe how bad spending a year's time in Prague is

Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic. The same study that looked into how bad the air pollution was in Paris, France, also decided to figure out how clean or how dirty living in Prague for just one year was.

Believe it or not - it's not that hard to believe for anybody who has been to Paris in the past few years, as Paris, France, is completely loaded with smog and air pollution - a year's time spent in Prague, Czech Republic, is only equal to 16 cigarettes smoked throughout an entire year.

Here's how the cigarette count was tallied

Breathing in 22 micrograms of ultra-fine particles was roughly equal in terms of negative health effects as burning a cancer-causing cigarette. Researchers then measured how many fine particles were in a given space; lastly, they converted such counts to cigarettes.

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