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Smoking can lead to:- poor vision- increased anxiety and irritability- a weaker immune system- lung cancer- constricted blood vessels- heart disease- stained teeth- smelly hair- complications with pregnancy and diabetes- erectile dysfunction- early menopause- multiple lungs disorders such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

First of all, what's in a cigarette, and what is going into your lungs?There are over 4000 different chemicals inside a cigarette, such as nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, ammonia, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, DDT, and 43 other carcinogenic compounds. Many of these are toxic in the human body if a large enough amount accumulates. DDT, interestingly enough, is considered an illegal pesticide in Canada & the United States and is credited with causing multiple different types of cancers, male infertility, and miscarriages.

What's so bad about Smoking?

Lung Cancer- the most common cancer worldwide- about 87% of lung cancer patients are smokers- is characterized by the intruding growth of abnormal cells in the lungs- these cells or tumors reduce the needed surface area for oxygen to enter the blood

Still not convinced?

As of 2002, 20% of 13-15 year olds smoked.

More than 6 million people die every year because of tobacco use. Over 600,000 of those deaths are from second hand smoke.

Quitting smoking is difficult because it is both a physical addiction and a psychological habit.- One way to combat the physical addiction is to wear a nicotine patch- The nicotine gradually enters the bloodstream and reduces the craving for cigarettes- One way to combat the psychological habit is to try and distract yourself from the craving- Some websites also recommend recording every time you smoke for a week before you try to quit

Heart DiseaseThe nicotine found in cigarette smoke reduces how much oxygen your heart gets, raises your blood pressure, speeds up your heart rate, increases risk of blood clots, and harms the insides of your blood vessels.

Tobacco kills over half of its users.

Here are some ways to quit:


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