Tobacco

Bay Alex Sherman

Facts

  • Each day, more than 3,600 people under 18 smoke their first cigarette, and more than 900 begin smoking on a daily basis.
  • Approximately 18% of high school students smoke cigarettes
  • kids can miss take drugs for candy


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damaging affects

8.6 million people live with a serious illness caused by smoking


  • On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
  • People who smoke are up to two to four times more likely to suffer a heart attack than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked. Smoking also causes most cases of chronic obstructive lung disease.
  • Among youth who persist in smoking, a third will die prematurely from smoking.

  • each day 3,600 people smoke there first cigarette
  • each day in the United States 900 youth under 18 become daily cigarette users
  • of high school students nation wide 18% report current use of cigarettes
  • 88% of adult daily smokers smoked there first cigarette before 18
  • cigarette smoking accounts for an estimated 443,000 deaths per year



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