How Many Puffs Does it Take?

Smoking Kills

The Risks

Among current smokers, chronic lung disease accounts for 73 percent of smoking-related conditions. Even among smokers who have quit chronic lung disease accounts for 50 percent of smoking-related conditions.
Cigarette smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. Smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths.
Smoking in pregnancy accounts for an estimated 20 to 30 percent of low-birth weight babies, up to 14 percent of preterm deliveries, and some 10 percent of all infant deaths. Even apparently healthy, full-term babies of smokers have been found to be born with narrowed airways and reduced lung function.

Influences

People can be pressured by family members, friends, or social media.


  • Their parents are smokers.
  • Peer pressure – their friends encourage them to try cigarettes, and to keep smoking.
  • They see smoking as a way of rebelling and showing independence.
  • They think that everyone else is smoking, and that they should, too.
  • Tobacco advertising targets teenagers.


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Sources:

"Smoking - American Lung Association." American Lung Association. Web. 10 June 2015.

"“Cigarette ”." FreeDigitalPhotos.net. 1 Dec. 2010. Web. 10 June 2015.