- In 2006 484 billion cigarettes were sold.- Every year approximately 443,000people die from cigarettes.
- Cigarette smoking causes: asthmatic attacks, bronchial infections, cancer, and many more medical conditions.- Also, cigarettes are very expensive.
- Terrie Hall of North Carolina is 51 years old.She began smoking when she was 17 years old.At one point in her life she would smoke twopacks of cigarettes a day. After 23 years ofsmoking she stopped, but it was too late. Shehas since been diagnosed with cancer.
- Aden suffers from secondhand smoke. He hasnever picked up a cigarette in his life. Secondhandsmoke from family members has been a maincause of Aden’s asthma. Aden also has had manytrips to the emergency room and nights in intensivecare because of his secondhand smoke asthma.
- Chewing tobacco is most commonly packaged as loose leaf in a foil package. It is placed between the cheek and gums.- Snuff is most commonly packaged as moist in a can.A pinch or “dip” is placed between the cheek or lip andgums.
- Chewing tobacco and snuff contain 28 cancer causing agents.- Chewing tobacco and snuff cause nicotineaddiction.
- Chewing tobacco and snuff cause tooth decay.This leads to many people loosing their teeth.Also, the yellowish coating on the teeth isimpossible to remove.
- Chewing tobacco and snuff cause mouth cancer.Leukoplakia is also a result of chewing tobaccoand snuff. Gruen Von Behrens, top right, beganchewing tobacco at age 14. At the age of 16 hewas diagnosed with leukoplakia, a white spot thatgrows on your gums.