Cancer Sticks Kill

By: Julia Lanser and Victoria Shandel

Cigarette Smoking Statistics:

  • Smoking cigarettes causes more then 480,000 death each year in the U.S.
  • Smoking causes more death then these combined:
  1. HIV
  2. Illegal drug use
  3. Alcohol use
  4. Motor Vehicle injuries
  5. Firearm-related incidents
  • About 80% of all death from COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are caused by smoking

WAYS TO QUIT!

  • Nicotine gum
  • Nicotine patch
  • Nicotine nasal spray
  • Nicotine inhaler
  • Quit cold turkey
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Medicine
  • NEVER use nicotine replacement if you're still smoking

Sources:

Centers for Disease Control

WedMD