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Tobacco Facts

Tobacco Facts

  • Smoking causes breathing problems & heart disease.
  • Smokers have more colds and upper respiratory problems.
  • Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer.
  • There are 200 known poisons in cigarette smoke.
  • The poisons in cigarettes can affect your appearance by giving you yellow teeth, dry skin, wrinkles, and bad breath.
  • Cigarettes contain nicotine - a powerfully addictive substance.
  • Tobacco affects your body's development, which is important because your body is still growing and changing.
  • SMOKING IS the leading PREVENTABLE cause of death in the USA.  Over 400,000 Americans die from tobacco-related causes each year.  Most of them began using before the age of 18.
  • Smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco) can cause mouth cancer, tooth loss, dehydration, and other health problems.
  • Smoking puts the health of your friends and family at risk because approximately 3,000 non smokers die of lung cancer each year from breathing other people's smoke (second hand smoke).
  • It is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18 in the United States.
  • Cigarette smoke contains Carbon Monoxide.

The BEST choice to SMOKING IS, JUST SAY NO!!!