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The Dangerous Effects of Nicotine

The Dangerous Effects of Nicotine 1,000 Youths (under the age of 18), start smoking every day. Equivilant to the average size of 1 entire high school Half will die 13 years earlier than their peers 80% Will smoke into adulthood 1 of every 4 high school student smokes Age Groups that are Most Affected by Cigarettes 21.4% 18-24 years of age 23.7% 25-44 years of age 22.6% 45-64 years of age 9.3% 65 years of age and older How Nicotine Influences Different Races in the United States 22.0% White (Non-Hispanic) 15.8% Hispanic 32.4% American Indian 21.3% or Alaska Native Black (Non-Hispanic) 9.9% Asian or Pacific Islander Education Level of Americans who abuse Nicotine 41.3% of adults with a GED diploma 10.6% of adults with an under-graduate college degree 5.7% adults with a 35.7% of adults with 9-11 graduate college degree years of education Gender An estimated 46 million people (ages 18 and older) in the United States smoke cigarettes. Smoking is more 23.1% common in men 18.3% Men Women 1 in 5 women smoke while pregnant Damage Caused to the Body by Cigarettes Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 Chemicals including; Hexamine, Butane, Cadmium, Steric Acid, Ammonia, Paint, Methane, Arsenic, Carbon Monoxide and Methanol. RESULTS IN A DEATH EVERY 6.5 SECONDS Tobacco kills over 20 times more people than murder 88 Million Non-Smoking Americans Are exposed to second hand smoke daily, including 54% of all children ages 3-11 years old. Hydrogen Cyanide has been used in prison executions and is also found in cigarette smoke, resulting in: 50,000 deaths due to secondhand smoke annually 3,400 lung cancer deaths 46,000 heart disease deaths. What Types of Illnesses are Caused by Smoking? About half of all Americans who keep smoking will die because of the habit. Each year about 443,000 people in the United States die from illnesses related to tobacco use. Smoking cigarettes kills more Americans than alcohol, car accidents, suicide, AIDS, homicide, and illegal drugs combined. Cancer caused by smoking Cigarettes accounts for at least 30% of all cancer deaths. It is linked with an increased risk of these cancers: * Lung * Larynx (voice box) Oral cavity (mouth, tongue, and lips) * Pharynx (throat) * Esophagus (tube connecting the throat to the stomach) * Stomach * Pancreas * Cervix * Kidney * Bladder * Ovary (a type called mucinous ovarian cancer) * Colorectum (the colon and/or the rectum) * Acute myeloid leukemia active internet marketing

The Dangerous Effects of Nicotine

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Nicotine is the addictive element contained in cigarettes, and the reason why quitting smoking is often very difficult. Of those who begin smoking as teenagers, 80% will continue into adulthood.

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