Life thrills, Smoking kills.

Don't start smoking, it could lead to your death!

How many people smoke and die from Tobacco?

  • About 43.8 million people use tobacco in the U.S.
  • In 2012 6.7% of Middle school & 23.3% in High School students use tobacco
  • 480,000 deaths per year in U.S.
  • 42,000 deaths from second hand smoke
  • Worldwide 5 million die per year

Problems & Causes:

  • Causes diseases like: *INCREASES HEALTH RISKS*
  • Cancers like:

Ways to quit

Chemicals in Tobacco

*50 cancer causing chemicals in tobacco*

  • Acetone: used in solvents, long term exposure, it can cause damage to the liver and kidney
  • Ammonia: it causes asthma, raises blood pressure and is used in cleaners
  • Benzene: used in gasoline, causes several cancers including leukemia
  • Cadmium: a carcinogen, damages brain, kidney, liver, used in non-corrosive metals
  • Isoprene: causes skin, eye and mucus irritation, used in rubber
  • Nicotine: highly addictive, fast acting drug, reaches the brain within 15 seconds of being inhaled, controlled insecticide