All About Smoking

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Human Anatomy
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All About Smoking

1. Cigarettes have items that are used in rat poisoning, dead body preservatives, atomic bombs, and poisonous battery metal.2.Secondhand cigarette smoke has 7,000 chemicals in it. 70 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.3. 19.5% of high schoolers and 5% of middle schoolers actively smoke.4. Tobacco is the number one preventable death and illness in the US. 5. 20 million have died from smoking since 1964, 2.5 secondhand smokers.

People who smoke tobacco are addicted to nicotine. But that's not the only reason why people smoke. Smokers usaually start in their teens, and grow up smoking. When people see family members or friends smoking, they are more likely to go and try it too. Some people smoke because they think it makes them look cool. Others smoke because they are under pressure or stress from work or personal problems.

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6. 2.5 million people have died from secondhand smoke. 7. I cigarette reduces the lifespan by 11 minutes. 8. Smoking makes a heart attack 200%-400% more likely.9. The US will collect $25.6 billion from tobacco sales, but only about 2% will go to prevention programs.

Information Retreived From:American Lung AssociationBe Tobacco FreeFact SlidesCDC

Overall, smoking is bad for you and the people around you. Thousands of people a year die from the effects of smoking. If you don't want to be one of them, don't start.

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