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  • Smoking kills more than 400,000 Americans each year - more than alcohol, cocaine, crack, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fires and AIDS combined.

 

  • The Tobacco Industry needs to recruit 5,000 young smokers each day, to make up for the 3,000 people who stop smoking every day due to death, illness, or attempts to kick the habit.

 

  • The chemical nicotine found in cigarettes is an addictive drug, which is why it is so hard for people to quit once they start. 

 

  •  Nicotine is also a deadly poison used in many bug sprays.  It is so potent that one drop (70mg) in its liquid form will kill an average adult!

 

  • With every puff on a cigarette, you breathe in more than 4,000 chemicals, including:

    • Ammonia (a poisonous gas and a powerful toilet cleaner)

    • Arsenic (a potent rat poison)

    • Cyanide (a deadly ingredient in rat poison)

    • Acetone (a poisonous solvent and paint stripper)

    • Formaldehyde (used to preserve dead frogs)

    • Toluene (a poisonous industrial solvent)

    • Polonium-210 (a highly radioactive element)

    • Carbon monoxide (a poisonous gas).  

Disgusting, but true!

 No wonder itís the leading public health concern of our day!



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