STOP SMOKING!

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Stop Smoking!

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.
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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.
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Smoking Statistics

  • 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.
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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.
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