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1 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Tobacco and Cancer Still a problem in today’s youth! Presentation prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention February 2010, V2 Presentations prepared by: Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division, Public Affairs, Prevention May 2012 v4

2 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Canadian Cancer Society Mission The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

3 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Agenda what is cancer cancers associated with tobacco overview of tobacco issues myths of tobacco why quit…

4 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Definition of cancer starts in our cells exists when cells do not behave normally; i.e. mutate and grow not just one disease risk factors increase your chances of getting cancer

5 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Tobacco and cancer 30% of cancer deaths 17% of Canadians (15 years or older) were current smokers in % of Ontarians yrs smoke (2010)

6 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Cancers associated with tobacco use Bladder Cervical Colorectal Esophageal Kidney Larynx Mouth and throat Pancreas Stomach Some ovarian tumours Lung

7 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Lung cancer

8 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Risk factors smoking tobacco second-hand smoke exposure to asbestos exposure to radon having lung cancer before family history of lung cancer air pollution

9 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Other tobacco products rolled tobacco (cigars, cigarillos, etc) pipes and water pipes (hookah, etc) smokeless tobacco (chew or plug, snuff)

10 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. more than chemicals are inhaled over 50 are cancer causing What’s in a cigarette?

11 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. “Light” or “Smooth” cigarettes are better for me. False

12 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. If I quit smoking, I’ll gain a lot of weight. False

13 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Smoking harms only me. False

14 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Quitting is a process 70% of teens tried to quit about 19% managed to stop for 12 months

15 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Benefits of Quitting Smoking…. 8 hours 2 days 2 weeks to 3 months 1 to 9 months after 1 year

16 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Resources To Help You Quit Quit 4 Life - quit4life.com Leave The Pack Behind (College/University based - leavethepackbehind.org Teen Net – smokingzine.org

17 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. Smokers’ Helpline Provides support to adults wanting to quit or needing help to stay smoke-free

18 This grey area will not appear in your presentation. For the most up-to-date information: visit call the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Information Service at Thank you!


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