Tobacco Abuse

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Effects of Tobacco Abuse

  • Tobacco increases the risk for multiple types of cancer
  • It can also cause heart disease
  • Chances of dying from COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is increased with tobacco use
  • If used during pregnancy, it can lead to complications
  • Spit tobacco causes leathery patches that can become cancer
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Tobacco Statistics

  • 419,000 people die in the U.S. from tobacco related causes
  • Tobacco causes more deaths than alcohol and drug abuse, murders, suicide, drownings, car crashes, fires, and AIDS combined
  • For every 8 smokers one nonsmoker dies because of secondhand smoke
  • The tobacco industry needs 4,000 new smokers per day to replace ones who have died
  • In South Carolina, cigarettes are experimented with at the 12 year and spit tobacco at 11
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