Don't choke on that Smoke

Cigarettes kill

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Statistics
  • There are more than one billion smokers in the world
  • More than 80% of the world's smokers live in low and middle income countries
  • Almost half of the world's children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke
  • Second hand smoke causes 33,951 annual deaths from heart disease
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Problems and conditions
  • It is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of deaths in the world
  • Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs found in your lungs
  • Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant
  • Smoking is estimated to increase the risk of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
  • Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis
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Ways to Quit
  • Nicotine Gum
  • Acupuncture
  • Nicotine Patch
  • Varenicline (Chantix) - Prescription medicine
  • Hypnosis
Quitting Smoking Timeline
Chemicals
  • Ammonia- it is known to cause asthma and raise blood pressure
  • Chromium- known to cause lung cancer-used in wood treatment,wood preservatives
  • 2 aminonaphthalene- causes bladder cancer, banned in industrial uses
  • Isoprene- used in rubber causes skin,eye, and mucous membrane irritation
  • Propionaldehyde- used as a disinfectant irritates respiratory system