Smoking your life away
Only a few deaths
- More than 480,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
- Secondhand smoke causes 7,333 annual deaths from lung cancer and 33,951 from heart disease
- Life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers
Not too many problems...rite?
- Men who smoke increase their risk of dying from bronchitis and emphysema by 17 times; from cancer of the trachea, lung, and bronchus by more than 23 times
- Women who smoke increase their risk of dying from bronchitis and emphysema by 12 times; from cancer of the trachea, lung, and bronchus by more than 12 times
- Smoking increases the risk of dying from coronary heart disease among middle-aged women by almost five times
It's not like you can quit, wait what?
- Counseling and medication
- Nicotine patch/gum
There are 4000 ingredients in cigarette, 69 of them can cause cancer. Here are a fiew of the chemicals.
- Acetone – found in nail polish remover
- Acetic Acid – an ingredient in hair dye
- Ammonia – a common household cleaner
- Arsenic – used in rat poison
- Benzene – found in rubber cement
- Butane – used in lighter fluid
- Cadmium – active component in battery acid
- Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes
- Formaldehyde – embalming fluid
- Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid
- Lead – used in batteries
- Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls
- Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel
- Nicotine – used as insecticide
- Tar – material for paving roads
- Toluene - used to manufacture paint
"Tobacco-Related Mortality." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 06 Feb. 2014. Web. 10 Mar. 2014.
"Explore Quit Methods." Smokefree.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014.
"What's in a Cigarette? - American Lung Association." American Lung Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014.
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