Carcinogen:  any substance that can cause or aggravate cancer

The impact of Tobacco

Tobacco is a green, leafy plant that is grown in warm climates. After it is picked, it is dried, ground up, and used in different ways.

Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammatory condition in the lungs that causes the respiratory passages to be swollen and irritated, increases the mucus production and damages the lungs.

Emphysema: is a chronic respiratory disease where there is over-inflation of the air sacs  in the lungs, causing a decrease in lung function, and often, breathlessness.

Stats on Second hand smoke: Secondhand smoke is classified as a “known human carcinogen” (cancer-causing agent)

Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds

SHS has been linked to lung cancer. There is also some evidence suggesting it may be linked with childhood leukemia and cancers of the larynx

Stats on the percentage of people trying to quit smoking:

Percentage of smokers who want to quit altogether

70%

Percentage of smokers who will try to quit this year 40% Percentage of smokers who will succeed at quitting smoking on their first time 7% Percentage of people who will quit smoking cold turkey 3.5% Percent of people who relapse into smoking while intoxicated with alcohol 50% Average time it takes for toxins to leave your system after quitting smoking 10 days Reduced rate of dying from smoking if quitting before age 30 90% Reduced rate of dying from smoking if quitting before age 50 50%

addictive potential of cigs:

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