Tobacco Policy

Makayla Luckadue

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Tobacoo Policy

  1. Why is this policy important? This policy is important because it prevents you from smoking and tells you how many people it affects in the world.
  2. How do you know? How I know this is because it tells you that when you smoke you aren't only disrespecting yourself your disrespecting the people around you.

Facts about tobacco use


  1. 9 in 10 people smokers started before they were 18
  2. 7 in 10 people smokers want to quit
  3. At least 3 million teenagers are smoking
  4. Smoking causes many other kinds of diseases
  5. Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally
  6. Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer
  7. 90% of lung cancer patients developed their disease because of smoking
  8. Lung cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths in the world
  9. More than 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused smoking
  10. Smoking also raises the risk of cancer recurrences (the cancer coming back)
  11. Epidemiological research has been focused primarily on cigarette tobacco smoking, which has been studied more extensively then any other form of consumption
  12. Tobacco use leads to disease and disability
  13. Tobacco use is a risk factor for many diseases especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, and several cancers
  14. Smoking slows down lung growth in children and teens
  15. On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers
  16. Each year, primarily because of exposure to secondhand smoke, an estimated 3,000 Americans die of lung cancer
  17. Smokers are 30% to 40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers
  18. more than 16 million people already have at least one disease from smoking