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  • 1. There are about 4000 chemicals in tobacco, and out of  the 100 identified poisons, 63 are known to cause cancer Nicotine is an addictive drug that takes only 6 seconds  to reach your brain Smoking kills more people than  cocaine, heroin, alcohol, fire automobile accidents, homicides, suicides, and AIDS combined. Every 8 seconds, someone in the world dies from a  tobacco related illness More than 3 million people under the age of 18 smoke  about a ½ billion cigarettes each year, over half of those people consider themselves dependent on cigarettes
  • 2. Smoking is responsible for every 1 out of 5 American  deaths About 430,000 people die needlessly every year from  smoking, which means smoking kills about 1,200 people every day A person who smokes dies an average 7 years earlier  than someone who doesn’t smoke Kids who smoke experience changes in the lungs, and  reduced lung growth. They risk not achieving normal lung function as an adult
  • 3. Here Are Some Ingredients Found In Tobacco:  Arsenic (used in rat poison)  Acetic Acid (hair dye and photo developer)  Acetone (main ingredient in paint and fingernail polish remover)  Ammonia (typical household cleaner)  Benzene (rubber cement()  Cadmium (found in batters & artists’ oil paint)  Carbon Monoxide (poison)  Hydrazine (used in fuel for jet ad rockets)  Formaldehyde (used to embalm dead bodies)  Naphthalene (used in explosives, moth balls, and paint pigments)  Nickel (used in the process of electroplating)  Polonium Radiation Dosage (equal to 30 chest X-rays in 1 year
  • 4. Peer Pressure  They think it’s “cool”  Their parents smoke  Because they want to be skinny (fashion)  Because they find it relaxing  Rebellion 
  • 5. Decision to start smoking is almost always made in the  teen years  Smoking is the # 1 preventable cause for premature death  90% of adult smokers are addicted to tobacco before they reach the age of 18, 50% are addicted before the age of 14, and currently the age of initiation to tobacco is 11.
  • 6. An estimated 3000 non-smoking Americans die of lung  cancer every year Kids who have 2 smoking parents are more likely to become  smokers than the kids who have non-smoking parents Among infants up to 18 months of age, secondhand smoke is  associated with as many as 300,000 cases of bronchitis and pneumonia every year. Secondhand smoke from a parent's cigarette increases a  child's chances for middle ear problems, causes coughing and wheezing, and worsens asthma conditions. Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to deliver  babies whose weights are too low for the babies' good health. If all women quit smoking during pregnancy, about 4,000 new babies would not die each year.
  • 7. Smoking can cause chronic lung disease, coronary  heart disease, and stroke It can cause cancers of: cervix, pancreas, kidneys  Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to  give birth to babies with low birth weight Nicotine causes short-term increase in blood  pressure, heart rate, and flow of blood from the heart Arteries narrow 
  • 8. To live longer   Better breath  You’ll save a lot of money  You’ll be around to see your grand children  You won’t harm people around you  You’ll cough less  You won’t have to hide the habit from family  You’ll be able to smell and taste food better  Your teeth will become whiter  You’ll have a smaller chance of getting emphysema
  • 9. Set a date for quitting   If you feel like smoking, chew on gum or suck on hard candy instead  Keep yourself busy and occupied  Change your morning routine  Put away your ash trays and cigarettes  Eat regular meals  Tell friends and family you’ve decided to quit, and tell them why  Reward yourself at the end of the day by going to a movie or out for dinner
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