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Statistics About Smoking Cigarettes

*More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history.
*Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States, and 90 percent of lung cancer deaths among men and approximately 80 percent of lung cancer deaths among women are due to smoking.
*18.1% of American adults are current smokers.
*Nearly 16 percent of high school students smoke cigarettes.
*Each year, about 46,000 nonsmokers in the United States die from heart disease caused by secondhand smoke.

Conditions/Problems With Smoking Cigarettes

Smoking is estimated to increase the risk—
*Coronary heart disease
*Stroke
*Sudden infant death syndrome
*Cancer(Lung, bladder, cervix, colon and rectum, esophagus, kidney and ureter, larynx, liver, pancreas, stomach, and trachea)

Ways To Quit

*Get help from medication, counseling, patches, gums, nasal spray or even hypnotherapy
*Internet resources or local resources

Chemicals In Cigarattes

  • Acrylonitrile - also known as vynil cyanide. Experts believe it is a human carcinogen. It is used in synthetic resins, rubber and plastics.
  • 1-aminonaphthalene - in ingredient in weed killers. It is a known carcinogen.
  • 2-aminonaphthalene - this substance causes bladder cancer. It is banned in industrial uses.
  • Ammonia - it is known to cause asthma and raise blood pressure. Ammonia is used in cleaners.
  • Benzene - used in gasoline, causes several cancers, including leukemia.

Sources

*Center for Disease Control
*MNT
*National Cancer Institute
*Finding Dulcinea