The Cancer Bud

smoking cigarettes

smoking statistics

  • 20% of all adults in the US. are smokers
  • 20% of high school students are smokers
  • 443,000 deaths per year from smoking
  • 49,000 from secondhand smoke exposure

chemicals found in tobacco

  • a mix of 7,000 chemicals
  • hundreds are toxic
  • about 70 cause cancer
  1. Formaldehyde
  2. Chromium
  3. Carbon monoxide

problems/conditions caused by tobacco use

  • lung cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • cancer of the larynx (voice box)

ways to quit

  • the patch
  • gum
  • therapists
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