3SmokingActive smoking is the intentional inhalation of tobacco smoke by a smoker. Smokers puff directly from the cigarettes.Passive smoking is the involuntary inhalation of smoke from tobacco products. Such smoke is called secondhand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
4Active and passive smoking causes serious and invalidating consequences for human body and environment:About people die each year because of smoking;About adults die every year because of passive smoke.
6Tobacco is the largest cause of avoidable death in EU accounting for over half a million deaths each year and over a million deaths in Europe as a whole. It causes:25% of all cancer deaths.15% of all deaths in EU.
16Just one cigarette can cause nicotine addiction. In fact the nicotine from one cigarette is enough to saturate the nicotine receptors in the human brain.Nicotine alters the structure and function of the brain just within a day of the very first dose.
21List of smoking diseases Bronchitis and EmphysemaLung cancersHeart diseasesStrokesImpotenceAsthmaOther cancers…
22Smoking and 2° Hand Smoke kill more people each year than Alcohol, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Homicide, Suicide, Car Accidents, Fires and AIDS combined:Smoking 400,000Accidents 94,0002nd Hand Smoke 38,000Alcohol 45,000HIV/AIDS 32,600Suicide 31,000Homicide 21,000Drugs 14,200
23Damage can be reduced with nicotine replacements such as gums and patches with small percentages of nicotine.
24To fight nicotine addiction people can turn to medications that do not contain nicotine, such as Bupropion.
25Everyone believes to know the dangerous effects caused by smoking, but unfortunately only who has really tried them on his skin, really knows the consequences of this even more widespread habit.Here is Bryan’s story…
26Bryan started smoking when he was just 13, building up to more than two packs a day. He talked about quitting from time to time, but never seriously tried…
33Bryan knew how hard it is to quit Bryan knew how hard it is to quit. But when he learned he would die because of his habit, he thought maybe he could persuade at least a few kids not to pick up that first cigarette.
34Maybe if they could see his sunken cheeks, how hard it was becoming to breathe, his shriveled body, it might scare them enough.
37DISADVANTAGES CAUSED BY SMOKING ECONOMICAL;SOCIAL;FINANCIAL.
38Tobacco and EthichsThe consumption of tobacco causes a rise of poverty in developing countries.In fact 75% of smokers in the world live in developing countries and use the 4-5% of their families’ incomes to buy tobacco.
39The 72% of all children, in the 100 countries that produce tobacco, works in tobacco plantations or for some multinationals.They are involved in 22 different work activities…and can contribute to a third of the labour input….But what’s the other side of the coin?
40Children exploitation !!! Why don’t we protect less developed countries from tobacco industry and apply European standards to all activities of Europe-based companies, indifferent to the final destination of goods?
41IN CONCLUSIONWhat are any good reasonsto go smokefree ?
42Health advantages If you go smokefree: You will reduce your risk of developing illnesses;You will protect the health of those around you;You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma;You will improve your fertility levels;You will improve your breathing;You will enjoy the taste of food more.
43How will your lifestyle improve? You will save money;You will no longer smell of stale tobacco;The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve;You will feel more confident in social situations;Your home will smell fresh
445 cigarettesA coffee10 cigarettesAn ice cream1 packetA sandwich3 packetsA film at the cinema5 packetsA pizza at the restaurant7 packetsA cd16 packetsA t-shirt22 packets (about a month)Trainers36 packetsFill up65 packets (about 3 months)A Hi-Fi83 packetsBicycle360 packets (about a year)Moped
45The EU and a large part of Member States have been implementing new smoke-free legislation to protect non-smokers.The Commission has been consulting on what to do for the most comprehensive EU-level action towards a smoke- free Europe.