NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON THE HEALTH TRIANGLE Social: no one wants to be your friend because you do drugs Physical: your teeth and gums are infected and you smell like smoke all the time Mental: your self esteem goes down because every one says you smell and you do drugs.
Once you stop using tobacco products, your blood pressure, pulse rate and skin temperature will return to normal within 20 minutes. Within eight hours, high levels of carbon monoxide in your blood will return to normal and, within a few weeks, your circulation will improve, your sense of taste and smell will improve, and you will have fewer colds and more energy.
Known cancer causing chemicals Benzene (petrol additive) A colourless cyclic hydrocarbon obtained from coal and petroleum, used as a solvent in fuel and in chemical manufacture - and contained in cigarette smoke. A It known carcinogen associated with leukaemia. Formaldehyde (embalming fluid) A colourless liquid, highly poisonous, used to preserve dead bodies - also found in cigarette smoke. Known to cause cancer, respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal problems. Ammonia (toilet cleaner) Used as a flavouring, frees nicotine from tobacco turning it into a gas Often found in dry cleaning fluids. Acetone (nail polish remover) Fragrant volatile liquid ketone, used as a solvent, for example, nail polish remover Found in cigarette smoke. Tar Particulate matter drawn into lungs when you inhale on a lighted cigarette. Once inhaled, smoke condenses and about 70 percent of the tar in the smoke is deposited in the smoker's lungs. Nicotine (insecticide/addictive drug) One of the most addictive substances known to man, a powerful and fast-acting medical and non-medical poison. This is the chemical which causes addiction. Carbon Monoxide (CO) (car exhaust fumes) An odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas, rapidly fatal in large amounts The same gas that comes out of car exhausts The main gas in cigarette smoke, formed when the cigarette is lit Others Arsenic (rat poison) Hydrogen Cyanide (gas chamber poison)
Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals. At least 50 are known carcinogens (cause cancer in humans) and many are poisonous. The death toll is said to reach more than 8 million by 2030 if current habits continue.
The International Labour Organization estimates that at least 200,000 workers die every year due to exposure to smoke at work. "Those first few puffs on a cigarette can within minutes cause genetic damage linked to cancer.... In fact, researchers said the 'effect is so fast that it's equivalent to injecting the substance directly into the bloodstream,”
The first 500 chemical of the 4000 chemicals in tobacco and cigarettes. This list contains ONLY ONE FOURTH the chemicals in a cigarette