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Fast Tobacco Facts

Just the Facts Please

The following information is presented to highlight key facts about the chemical, psychological, and social impact of tobacco use.

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Nicotine is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines. (Blakeslee, 1987)
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People who use tobacco have 10 times the risk of developing lung cancer than that of non-smokers. (American Cancer Society)
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Tobacco users have an increased risk for ALL types of cancers.
These include: lung, mouth, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder, kidney, and stomach cancers. (American Cancer Society)
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Even ONE cigarette has a noticeable, negative impact on health. One cigarette decreases skin temperature, obstructs air and blood flow to the lungs, increases the hearty rate by 15-25 beats per minute, raises blood pressure, and causes a decrease in hand-to-eye coordination.
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Tobacco use is the number one most preventable cause of death in the United States, killing approximately 440,000 people per year. This is more deaths than those caused by fires, illegal drug use, homicides, suicides, AIDS, motor vehicle accidents, and alcohol COMBINED. (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008)

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Tobacco Data and Reports
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Health Information
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