SMOKING IS BAD

Stop before you even begin

Effects of Smoking

Some effects of prolonged smoking include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, teeth loss, COPD, wrinkly skin, high cholesterol, and infertility. The effects of smoking completely out weigh the reasons you may want to smoke.

FACTS

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A typical cigarette contains over 4,000 chemicals, 43 of which are known to cause cancer in humans. With each breath you take you inhale chemicals like arsenic, nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, lead and mercury. Would you ever eat or drink any of these? I don't think so, so why would you inhale them?

STATISTICS

Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths a year in the United States. That constitutes for nearly 1/5 of all deaths in the US.

Roughly 80% of all deaths from COPD are caused by smoking.

16.8% of all US adults smoke.

41,000 people a year die due to second hand smoke.

More than 10 times as many US citizens have died to do smoking than have died in all wars fought by the United States.

Since 1964, 2,500,000 nonsmokers have died due to secondhand smoke.

HOW TO QUIT

The most effective way to quit smoking would be to correct your mindset about smoking. You must correct any false statements you may have made yourself believe. You must condition your mind in order to move past smoking permanently. Quit using aids to stop your habit since it will be more effective this way. Most importantly you MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. People care about you so you must think of them as well as yourself.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

My father and mother were both smokers but were able to resist becoming addicted. After having me they decided to drop smoking and they haven't even touched a cigarette in years. It fills me with pride to say that no one in my family smokes anymore!