How Old Were You When You Started Smoking? Why did You Start? (03:19)
Young adults describe why they continued to smoke. Diana Satterwire explains the increased risks of breast cancer, other forms of cancer, premature birth, low birth weight and infant mortality.
Nicotine is as addictive as alcohol, cocaine or any other narcotic; 84% of teenagers who smoke believe they are addicted. Tobacco companies spend $6,000,000,000 on advertising and marketing per year.
Damaging Your Body (05:01)
Each day, 6,000 people try their first cigarette— half of them become addicts. Each cigarette contains over 4,000 chemicals. Teenagers who continue to smoke through middle age will reduce their lifespan by 24 years. Tobacco kills over 400,000 people per year.
"Smokeless" or "Spit" Tobacco (04:36)
Approximately 87% of oral cancer is directly attributed to tobacco use. Dipping for thirty minutes is equivalent to smoking four cigarettes.
You Don't Have to Start (02:35)
Every day, 3,000 people start smoking. Of those, 1,000 will die of smoking related diseases. Cigarette Smoking is the main cause of preventable death.
Credits: Smoking Cigarettes: It Will Kill You— Adolescent Problems and Workable Solutions (00:07)
Credits: Smoking Cigarettes: It Will Kill You— Adolescent Problems and Workable Solutions
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