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SMOKING TRUE OR FALSE Go to the RIGHT side of the room if statement is TRUE Go to the LEFT side of the room if the statement is FALSE.

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1 SMOKING TRUE OR FALSE Go to the RIGHT side of the room if statement is TRUE Go to the LEFT side of the room if the statement is FALSE

2 8 in 10 people who start to smoke get addicted to nicotine.  TRUE: Nicotine is a powerful drug that is just as addictive as heroin

3 If a non-smoker sat in a room full of smokers for 2 hours, they would inhale 4 packs of cigarettes without knowing it.  TRUE: “Secondhand smoke” is just as dangerous as smoking.  Nearly 700 million (almost half) the world’s children breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke -- particularly at home.

4 It is easy to stop smoking.  FALSE: To quit smoking is a difficult, but rewarding, process. Smoking is an addictive habit that is very hard to break.

5 Tobacco will soon become the leading cause of death worldwide.  TRUE. Around 5.4 million deaths a year are caused by tobacco.  Every 6.5 seconds a current or former smoker dies

6 Each day around 150 people dies from smoking-related diseases  FALSE: Each day about 13,500 people worldwide die from smoking-related diseases

7 Smoking increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.  TRUE: Smoking damages and constricts blood vessels, reducing blood flow to the heart and brain.

8 Nicotine causes the arteries to dilate, increasing blood supply to the heart  FALSE: Nicotine causes arteries to constrict, so smoking reduces the blood supply to the heart.

9 Most smokers start before they turn 18.  TRUE. The majority of tobacco users in the world begin while in their teenage years or earlier.  A whopping 80% of current smokers start before they turn 18!

10 Tobacco is the most common cause of lung cancer.  TRUE. Additionally, smoking is a known or probable cause of about 25 other diseases including emphysema, bronchitis, heart failure, and various cancers.

11 Nicotine is absorbed through the skin or the lining of the mouth and nose or by inhalation.  TRUE: Nicotine is a small molecule that is rapidly absorbed through the skin or lining of the mouth.  It takes seconds for nicotine to pass from the cigarette to the brain.


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