Smoking is a Risk you Cannot Afford to Take
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  • 1. By Jennifer Quezada
    Smoking is arisk You Can’t Afford to Take
  • 2. Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S.A causing over 393,000 deaths per year.
    Cigarrete smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, and 69 are known for causing cancer.
    Smoking harms almost every organ in your body, and is a main cause of lung cancer.
    Health Effects
  • 3. Marijuana smoke contains a greater amount of carcinogens than tobacco smoke.
    Marijuana users usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tobacco smokers do, increasing the lungs’ exposure to carcinogenic smoke.
    People who smoke marijuana have more health problems than tobacco smokers.
    Health effects
    Carcinogenic smoke
  • 4. There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes.
    4,000 chemicals are created when you burn a cigarrete.
    Some chemicals found in tobacco smoke are ammonia, carbon monoxide, lead, nicotine, and tar.
    Facts and Figures
    Tar
    Carbon monoxide
    Ammonia
  • 5. Smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90% of lung cancer deaths.
    About 8.6 million people in the U.S have at least 1 serious illness caused by smoking.
    Quitting smoking often requires multiple attempts.
    Facts and Figures
  • 6. About 50,000 people die from second-hand smoke per year.
    Second-hand smoke can cause respiratory infections and even asthma.
    Second-hand smoke is harmful to children and adults who do not smoke.
    Second-Hand Smoke
  • 7. You should quit smoking for your health.
    Another reason to quit smoking is to save money. A pack of cigarettes can cost $5 to $10 and adds up to $1825 per year.
    You can prevent second hand smoke by not smoking, and the people around you will have fresh air to breathe.
    Why Should You Quit Smoking?
  • 8. Many people die from smoking. About 392,000 people die fromusing tobacco.
    People who are exposed to second hand smoke are endangering there lives and others.
    Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body.
    Stop smoking