Think before you act
WHAT SMOKING CAN DO TO YOUR BODY
CDC: Tips from Former Smokers - Terrie's Ad
What gets you hooked to a cigarette.
The number one drug that gets you hooked to a cigarette is NICOTINE. Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants. Once you get hooked to a ciggarette you will need more more.
- Smoking costs the United States over $150 billion annually in health care costs.
- Cigarette smoking has been identified as the most important source of preventable morbidity and premature mortality in the United States and the world.
- Women account for 39 percent of all smoking deaths.
- Smoking-related diseases cause an estimated 440,000 American deaths each year!