Give your Body a Chance

By Kiera Morlatt & Julian X. Molina

Facts about Cigarettes

  • Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than five million deaths per year, and current research shows that tobacco will cause more than eight million deaths by 2030.

  • approximately three million high school students in the USA are smokers of cigarettes.

Problems/Conditions Caused by Smoking Cigarettes

  • Raises the risk of all cancer
  • Raises the risk of stroke by two to four times
  • Increases the chance of death from chronic obstructive lung diseases by 12 to 13 times
  • Increases the risk of coronary heart disease by two to four times
  • Women who smoke have a lower bone density and increases the risk of hip fracture
  • Women who smoke when pregnant have a higher risk of birth defects

Chemicals Found in Cigarettes

Ways to Quit Smoking

  • Nicotine patch
  • Nicotine Gum
  • See a therapist
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