If you pick up the stick, you will become really sick.
It Affects Your Health
- Nearly 1 in 3 cancer deaths are because of tobacco.
- Smoking raises cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
- People who smoke are likely to have increased hair loss.
- Cells and systems can be damaged by the 4,000 different chemicals in cigarettes.
- There's an increased risk of having infections like bronchitis and pneumonia.
It Reduces Your Ability To Do Things That Require Endurance
- It will be hard to play various sports.
- It will also be more difficult to do everyday things, like walking up stairs.
- Studies have shown that smokers get exhausted faster than non-smokers.
- Studies have also shown that smokers can't run as fast or as far as non-smokers.
- To get the same amount of oxygen as if you didn't smoke, you must breathe more, meaning that you will be come tired quickly.
Diseases You Have A Risk Of Getting If You Smoke
- Atherosclerosis - a disease where there's plaque buildup on the inside walls of the arteries.
- Emphysema - a disease where the air sacs of the lungs are enlarged and damaged.
- Pneumonia - a disease where there is lung inflammation caused by viral or bacterial infection.
- Bronchitis - a disease where the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes are inflammed.
- Stroke - a disease where blood flow to a part of a brain stops.
It Will Waste Your Money
- You can save around $16,000 to $36,000 every 10 years if you don't smoke.
- You will become easily addicted to smoking and spend around $5 or more per pack.
- With the money you didn't use to buy cigarettes, you could save up to buy a more desirable item.
- The prices of cigarettes will continue to rise, meaning you will spend more money.
You Will Smell Bad
- Smoking will make your breath smell like an ashtray.
- Smoke tends to cling on your clothes, still having an odor.
- It will leave a residue on you and your surroundings.
- Smoking causes a disease called periodontitis, which causes very bad breath.
- Most people won't tell you that you smell, but they're most likely going to avoid you.
How Smoking Will Effect Your Appearance
- Smokers could appear to have pale skin or uneven coloring of the skin since smoking deprives the skin of oxygen and nutrients.
- Your skin could sag and get deep wrinkles. The chemicals in tobacco smoke destroys the collagen and elastin which are the fibers that give you skin its elasticity and strength.
- Cataracts are more likely to develop as you age, which are the cloudy areas on the lens of the eyes that keeps light from reaching the retina.
- Smokers have a greater risk of getting Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a long term condition where there is thick, scaly patches on the skin such as the knees, elbows, and scalp.
- Yellow teeth can occur if you smoke. They will also develop gum disease and other oral hygiene problems. Smokers are two times as likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers.
- Over 3,800 teenagers try their first cigarette each day.
- About 69% of smokers want to quit completely.
- Smoking is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths in the United States.
- Smokers die 13-14 years earlier than non-smokers on average.
- 70% of smokers started smoking when they were 18 or younger and 86% started at age 21 or younger.
It Effects Other People
- Secondhand smoke can result in lung cancer and heart disease.
- Pregnant women exposed to secondhand smoke are likely to have low birth weight babies.
- There's about 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia for infants who were exposed to second-hand smoke each year.
- People who look up to smokers might try smoking since they do it.
- Smoking makes the air pollution in our environment worse since it would be harder for people to breath.