The Impact of Smoking on the US

and How the Price of Cigarettes is Your Life

Tobacco is the plant product used in products such as cigarettes that contains nicotine, making it a dangerous addiction. People will often smoke, snort, or chew tobacco to supress their addiction needs.

The following picture shows chemicals which smokers put into their body daily. These chemicals are often poisonous to the body and clearly are used in other ways which no one would want in their lungs.

Did You Know?

Each day, more than 3,800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette. Each day, about 1,000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis.

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/


Yet...

These smokers are willingly putting carcinogens into their body. Carcinogens are chemicals or ingredients which can cause cancer in the body. In cigarettes there are as many as 60 known carcinogens, putting smokers at risk for various lung cancers and other cancer.

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/cigarettesmoking/cigarette-smoking-tobacco

The Cold Hard Facts

- The risk of developing lung cancer is about 23 times higher among men who smoke cigarettes and about 13 times higher among women who smoke cigarettes compared with never smokers.

- About 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung diseases are attributable to citgarette smoking.-

- Cigarette smoking approximately doubles a person's risk for stroke.

- Smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smokers are 2-4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than nonsmokers.

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/heart_disease/index.htm

The Diseases...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease is the onset of chronic bronchitis or emphysema which blocks the lungs airways and makes it harder to breath.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disease

Second Hand Smoking...

Addiction- The Hook

So its your choice...

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