effects of smoking on children and adults


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effects of smoking on children and adults

  1. 1. Smoking
  2. 2. Why do people smoke? <ul><li>Some people smoke because they </li></ul><ul><li>got into it from peer pressure, </li></ul><ul><li>others do it because they think its </li></ul><ul><li>sociable. And some people just use </li></ul><ul><li>it to release stress. </li></ul>A lot of children and adolescents get the habit from seeing their parents or family members smoke. THEY SMOKE BECAUSE OF YOU!
  3. 3. What physical effects does smoking have on you? <ul><li>You have 70% higher chance of a heart attack </li></ul><ul><li>Lung cancer is 10 times greater in smokers and 1 in 10 smokers DIE from this </li></ul><ul><li>Your life will be cut by10- 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>You have 29% higher chance of getting mouth, stomach, cervix, breast and pancreas cancer </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Your lung tissue will start to break down </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing during, and after exercise becomes a lot harder </li></ul><ul><li>You will get wrinkles earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Your teeth will become very yellow </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes, hair and breath will smell bad </li></ul><ul><li>You will heal from illnesses and injuries slower </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarettes contain at least 400 toxic substances that can kill you will large intakes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Have you thought about the effects on your children? <ul><li>Babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy often weigh less when they are born than those who are born to non smoking mothers </li></ul><ul><li>Babies with mothers that smoke can develop issues such as learning disabilities and sudden infant death. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Between 200,000 and 1,000,000 kids with asthma have their condition worsened by second-hand smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Children in smoking households experience more painful ear infections then children who live in smoke free houses </li></ul><ul><li>Your children's lungs will receive a higher percentage of toxins and poisons due to the fact they breathe more, this means they are taking them in more than that of the young adults. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Children can develop a hearing or speech problem the more their parents smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Their immune system will be weaker and less protected </li></ul><ul><li>Your children’s body will not develop fully; their height and weight will be extremely affected. </li></ul><ul><li>Their physical and intellectual development is not fully developed and they may find it hard to do physical activities or intake new information. </li></ul>
  8. 8. And what about the psychological effects? <ul><li>From ages 4 and above they will think it is okay to smoke </li></ul><ul><li>Your children will think smoking does no harm to your body and your organs so they will start </li></ul><ul><li>They will think cigarette smoking is an acceptable way to handle stress and boredom </li></ul><ul><li>They will see smoking as a positive thing </li></ul>
  9. 9. And what about how they feel? <ul><li>For the children who know and understand the </li></ul><ul><li>effects on what smoking does to people, they </li></ul><ul><li>feel : </li></ul><ul><li>Scared, worried and afraid </li></ul><ul><li>Confused </li></ul><ul><li>Sad and angry </li></ul><ul><li>Like they have to be with you more </li></ul><ul><li>That they are not being heard </li></ul><ul><li>All of these can lead to them being a depressed child </li></ul>
  10. 10. So why stop? <ul><li>You should stop because it will improve your </li></ul><ul><li>breathing and health. You will feel and look </li></ul><ul><li>younger, in the long run you will live longer. </li></ul><ul><li>And the post important reason… </li></ul>Your children will not Grow up with out a parent!!