DANGERS of TOBACCO

"BE A FIGHTER, PUT DOWN THE LIGHTER!" -Daisy Maravilla-

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Health Issues

  • causes heart disease
  • bladder cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • lung cancer
  • cancer of oral cavity
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Statistics

  • tobacco kills 5 million people annually worldwide
  • smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers
  • cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion
  • 70% of smokers want to quit
  • 45% try quitting
  • most people who start smoking become addicted by age 20
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Ingredients

  • Benzene (petrol additive)- a colorless cyclic hydrocarbon
  • Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)- a colorless liquid, highly poisonous
  • Ammonia (toilet cleaner)- used as a flavoring, often found in dry cleaning fluids
  • Nicotine (insecticide/ additive drug)- the addictive agent in tobacco and powerful
  • Others- Arsenic (rat poison) and Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison)
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How Can You Quit?

You can quit by:
  • chewing gum
  • hard candy
  • sunflower seeds
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