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Smoking facts

Each day, more than 3,200 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette
18.1% of all adults (42.1 million people): 20.1% of males, 14.5% of females
Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.

Problems caused by tobacco use..

Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction), and diabetes.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women.
Tobacco use accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths and 87% of lung cancer deaths
More than 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking.
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Ways to quit..

  • Making the decision to quit
  • Picking a Quit Day and making a plan
  • Dealing with withdrawal
  • Staying tobacco-free (maintenance)
  1. Drink lots of water and juices.
  2. Be active
  3. Avoid people who smoke.
You can also use:
  • Patch
  • Gum
  • Nasal spray
  • Inhalers
  • Lozenges
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Chemicals Found In Tobacco

Cancer-Causing Chemicals

  • Formaldehyde: Used to embalm dead bodies
  • Benzene: Found in gasoline
  • Polonium 210: Radioactive and very toxic
  • Vinyl chloride: Used to make pipes

Toxic Metals

  • Chromium: Used to make steel
  • Arsenic: Used in pesticides
  • Lead: Once used in paint
  • Cadmium: Used to make batteries

Poison Gases

  • Carbon monoxide: Found in car exhausts
  • Hydrogen cyanide: Used in chemical weapons
  • Ammonia: Used in household cleaners
  • Butane: Used in lighter fluid
  • Toluene: Found in paint thinners
The Dangers of Smoking - Short Animation