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  1. Put the Cigarette Down CJ Aiken

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Second hand smoke often contains more cancer-causing and toxic chemicals than those found in the smoke a person inhales himself!

  5. 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% in women from smoking

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 450 of our children under 15 start smoking each day

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Wheezing, shortness of breath, lack of energy, poor concentration…. All from smoking!

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. On average…$9,900 in five years$19,800 in ten years$39,600 in twenty yearsspent away on cigarettes

  15. 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!

  16. 443,000 deaths per year due to smoking

  17. 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

  18. 40% of smokers will try to quit this year, only about 7% will succeed

  19. bE smartStay safe, don’t smoke!