Tobacco

If you like the aroma, you're gonna get a stoma!

by Toby Kafin

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Smoking

  • at least 50 known carcinogens in cigarettes
  • deposits tar in your lungs
  • cigarettes contain arsenic (rat poison)
  • can cause cancer skin, respiratory, and gastrointestinal problems

Smokeless Tobacco

  • at least 28 know carcinogens in smokeless tobacco
  • causes oral, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer

Costs and Dangers

  • 443,000 people die a year in the US from tobacco
  • 5 million people die annually worldwide from tobacco
  • no tobacco is safe
  • tobacco costs the US 193 billion dollars each year

Ways to Quit

  • nicotine gum, patches, lozenges, and lollipops
  • individual or group therapy
  • telephone quitlines