Quit Smoking Today!
Smoking Causes Cognitive Deficiency
The ingredients in a cigarette are linked to various diseases such as cancer, lung disease, heart disease and hormonal imbalances. The medical problems are estimated to be the cause of over 400,000 American deaths per year.
Effects of Smoking, Even if You're not Smoking.
Smokers are not only harming our environment, they're hurting us too. Second hand smoking is one of the main leading causes of asthma and cancer in our youth. Everyday, smokers litter their cigarettes on the ground. The chemicals in the cigarettes contaminate our waterways and harm our wildlife. The impact of big tobacco companies effects us all.
How Smoking Effects your Family
By smoking, not only are you causing your family to breathe in second hand smoke, you're missing out on spending time with them, spending money on gifts for your loved ones, and you're not setting a good example.
What's in a Cigarette?
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing (carcinogenic) compounds and 400 other toxins. These include nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, as well as formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, and DDT.
- Nearly 9 out of 10 cigarette smokers first tried smoking by age 18, and 99% first tried smoking by age 26.
- Each day in the United States, more than 3,800 youth aged 18 years or younger smoke their first cigarette, and an additional 2,100 youth and young adults become daily cigarette smokers.
- Youth are more likely to use tobacco if they see that tobacco use is acceptable or normal among their peers.