Put the Cigarette Down CJ Aiken
Bad for long-term health • Smoking is the leading cause of fatal lung disease • Can lead to many serious things such as.. • Various cancers • Coronary heart disease • Strokes • Reduced blood circulation
Selfish to other peoples health • When smoking around other people it can be seriously harming them • Second hand smoke can shorten a persons lifespan • Adults and children can develop respiratory diseases in children and adults
Second hand smoke often contains more cancer-causing and toxic chemicals than those found in the smoke a person inhales himself!
Smell terrible • Smoking causes your breath to smell like an ashtray • Smell sticks onto clothing and hair as well • Even if a person isn’t smoking and is in a place where people are, they will smell like an ashtray themselves • Teeth turn yellow from smoking
Bad for skin • Smoking can increase the chance of developing wrinkles on his/her face • Found that smokers were more commonly found to have face wrinkling than non-smokers
CAN’T STOP, WONT STOP • Smoking is extremely addictive • Nicotine is a drug which can cause symptoms when trying to quit due to withdraw • When quitting smoking it often makes those irritable or angry • Causes headaches and may shake
Soon to be mothers • Smoking can have harmful effects on unborn children • Diseases that are developed from the mother due to inhaling the smoke can be passed to baby
Wheezing, shortness of breath, lack of energy, poor concentration…. All from smoking!
Selfish • When smoking it decreases the years in your life • Very selfish to purposely harm yourself by choosing to smoke • Not only are you harming yourself, but also the people around you
Money doesn’t grow on trees • Cigarettes are extremely expensive • The price of cigarettes has increased over the year for one simple reason • Smokers will continue buying them!
On average…$9,900 in five years$19,800 in ten years$39,600 in twenty yearsspent away on cigarettes
I can’t taste anything! • When smoking, it is often found that food does not taste the same as for a non-smoker • When quitting smoking it is great to taste things again!
Fatal health issues • 17,400 people die from stroke • 90,600 die from chronic lung disease • 86,800 die from Coronary heart disease • 123,800 die from Lung cancer • 34,700 die from other cancers • 84,600 die from other diagnoses