SMOKING'S SICK! (LITERALLY)
BY: ANNALISE WAGNER
WHAT POISONS ARE IN CIGARETTES?
Cigarettes are filled with so many poisons that the tobacco industry hides from you. Do you know what poisons are in there? Here's some examples.....
- Acetone- It removes nail polish
- Arsenic- It's used in rat poison and in making bullets
- Cadmium- It's used in making batteries
- Formaldehyde- It's used to preserve dead bodies
- Vinyl Chloride- It's used in making PVC pipes. It's also known to Cause Cancer
DID YOU KNOW CIGARETTES CAN CAUSE DEADLY DISEASES?
Cigarettes are know for causing diseases that can kill you. You don't want that do you?
- Atherosclerosis- It can lead to a Stroke or a Heart Attack. It clogs up your arteries
- Emphysema- It restricts the amount of oxygen a person can breath.
- Cancer- It causes Cancer to various parts of the body.
WOULD YOU BE ADDICTED TO CIGARETTES?
If you kept on having cigarettes, you would be addicted to smoking. How is it that we would be addicted?....
- Nicotine- It's an addictive drug found in tobacco that increases blood pressure and heart rate.
- Addiction- It's a strong physical, or psychological craving for a substance despite its harmful effects.
- It may not seem like it will be hard to quit, but once the nicotine goes through that body of yours, there's no turning back.
SHOULD YOU SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY?
If you smoke during pregnancy, you will defiantly regret it. Why would you regret it? Let's find out why....
- 20-30% of low-birth weigh babies
- Up to 14% of preterm babies
- 10% of infant deaths
- Some babies may be born with narrowed airways and reduced lung function
IS SMOKING REALLY AS FUN AS IT LOOKS ON THE CIGARETTE PACK?
Even though it looks as if smoking is,"fun" on the pack, it really isn't. Why do the tobacco industries act like smoking is cool?...
- They make the people on the cigarette pack act like they are having the time of their life to get people to buy their products
- They say all the bad parts of smoking in small fonts and letters so the consumers can't really see what it can do to you
HOW MANY DEATHS DOES SMOKING CAUSE A YEAR?
Smoking can kill you even if you think you are fine or safe. Do you think you could be at risk of dying from smoking?
- Smoking causes 400,000 deaths a year worldwide
- You could be one of those 400,000 people that die from smoking
Indonesian baby on 40 cigarettes a day