You Puff the Air, You Pay the Fare

By Myles Anderson & Daniel Cook

Tobacco Use

Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than five million deaths per year.
On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers.
Cigarette smoking costs more than $193 billion annually.
A cigarette has more than 4,000 chemicals per stick (50 or more have been proved to be cancer causing).


Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death.
Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases.
Compared with nonsmokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times, stoke by 2 to 4 times, men developing lung cancer by 23 times, and women developing lung cancer by 13 times.
Smoking by parents is associated with a wide range of adverse effects in their children, including exacerbation of asthma, increased frequency of colds and ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome.
Smoking can cause bladder cancer.

Ways to Quit

Chemicals Found in Tobacco

Some of the Many

Nicotine- highly addictive
Butane- extremely flammable
Methane- sewer gas
Methanol- rocket fuel
Ammonia- toilet cleaner

Why would you want any of these in your body?