Be Smart, Don't Start

Don't Smoke

Smoking causes:

  • cancer
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • lung disease


  • worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year.
  • On average,, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers
  • Each days in the U.S., approximately 3,900 young people between 12 and 17 years of age smoke their first cigarette.
  • Approximately 70% of smokers want to quit completely.
  • Approximately 45% of smokers try to quit each year

Some chemicals found in Tobacco

  • benzene
  • formaldehyde
  • pesticides
  • TSNA's
  • arsenic

Ways to quit

  • set a quit date
  • tell a trusted person that you want quit
  • Remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from your home, car, and work
  • Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit
  • nicorette gum
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