Facts about cigarettes

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Statistics due to smoking

  • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States.
  • Second hand smoke kills 42,000 non-smokers a year in the U.S! Why harm those around you when you could quit?
  • In 2012, 6.7% of middle school students and 23.3% of high school students used tobacco products.
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Health risks of smoking

  • Chemicals in tobacco can harm your heart and blood vessels, for example, it can thicken your blood and make it hard to carry Oxygen.
  • Causes many different types of cancer.
  • Can reduce blood flow.
  • Can cause lung disease.
  • Smoking can make it harder for a women to become pregnant, and can affect the baby's health before and after birth.
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Chemicals in Tobacco

  • Tobacco contains nicotine, which is highly addictive, and contains over 19 carcinogens, and 4000 chemicals.

Ways to quit

  • Use pharmacological products to help wean you off of nicotine.
  • Go to a counselor or a support group.
  • Nicotine gum
  • Nicotine patch
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