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10 Reasons NOT To Smoke Now Or Later. 1.To Prevent Nicotine Addiction  Nicotine can cause an instant addiction.  One puff of a cigarette/cigar/pipe/bidis.

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1 10 Reasons NOT To Smoke Now Or Later

2 1.To Prevent Nicotine Addiction  Nicotine can cause an instant addiction.  One puff of a cigarette/cigar/pipe/bidis can cause nicotine addiction.

3 2. To Protect the heart and blood vessels  Nicotine increases heart rate and blood pressure.  The heart has to work harder to get Oxygen to the cells because Carbon Monoxide is taking the place of Oxygen in the red blood cells.  Heart attack and stroke are health risks for people who smoke.

4 3. To Prevent Respiratory Infections  Tar, which comes from burning tobacco, coats the lungs and damages cilia making it hard to breath.  Smoking also stops the body from getting Vitamin C and Vitamin C helps us fight off infection.  Respiratory infections caused by the common cold are very common in smokers. **Tar Jar

5 4. To Prevent Cancer  Carcinogens are cancer causing chemicals.  People who smoke have a high risk of mouth, lung, throat and breast cancer.  Lung cancer usually results in death.

6 5. To Prevent Emphysema EEEEmphysema is a disease in which air sacs in the lungs are damaged. IIIIt is hard for a person with Emphysema to walk up and down stairs or down the school hallway. Healthy Lung

7 6. To Prevent Asthma  Asthma is a chronic condition in which breathing becomes difficult.  Asthma and smoking don’t mix!!  Breathing is harder when you have asthma and smoke.

8 7. To Prevent Chronic Bronchitis  Chronic bronchitis is a condition in which mucus blocks the airway.  People who have smoked for many years often develop a constant cough. **Phlegm Jar & explain COPD

9 8. To Have a Healthful Appearance  Smoking causes bad breath, wrinkled skin, yellow teeth, & yellow fingers.  Smoke causes the hair and clothes to smell.  Coughing up mucus is not very attractive.

10 9. To Have Healthful Relationships  People may not want to hang around with people who smoke.  People don’t want to be exposed to secondhand smoke.  Who wants to kiss a boy/girl who has bad breath or hold hands with someone with yellow fingers?

11 10. To Save Money  Smoking is an expensive habit!!  The price of cigarettes continue to increase. ( How much does a pack of cigarettes cost?)  Smoking causes many health problems that are expensive to treat.  Fires are caused by smoking.  Clothing and furniture can be ruined from dropped ashes.


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