Smoking?..You must be joking!

Types of cancers smoking causes!

  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cancer of the cervix
  • Cancer of the esophagus
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cancer of the larynx (voice box)
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the oral cavity (mouth)
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cancer of the pharynx (throat)
  • Stomach cancer

Second hand smoking.

  • 3,000 nonsmoking adults die of diseases caused by exposure to second hand smoke every year.
  • More than 10 million young people aged 12-18 live in a household with at least one smoker.
  • The EPA has classified secondhand smoke as a carcinogen since 1992.

    Some 2 to 5 million US children suffer from asthma; of these, about 20 percent experience more asthma attacks and more severe attacks than their fellow young asthmatics, due to secondhand smoke.

Smoking while pregnant.

  • Smoking More than half a pack a day may cause infertility or irregular menstrual cycles in women.
  • Babies born of mothers who smoke frequently during pregnancy are on the average 7 ounces lighter than other babies.
  • In 2002, 11.4 percent of mothers smoked during pregnancy.

  • Mothers who smoke can pass nicotine to their children through breast milk.