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TOBACCO. Day 2: Myths and Facts. 04-05 Miami Valley Teen Tobacco Use. 10.9% of MS students smoke increase by 1% from 03-04. Why Started: A Friend (31% MS, 59% HS) Why Started: Household (55% MS, 55% HS). Myth: Most teenagers smoke. FACT: Most DON’T smoke.

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Tobacco

TOBACCO

Day 2: Myths and Facts


04 05 miami valley teen tobacco use

04-05 Miami Valley Teen Tobacco Use

  • 10.9% of MS students smoke increase by 1% from 03-04.

  • Why Started: A Friend (31% MS, 59% HS)

  • Why Started: Household (55% MS, 55% HS)


Myth most teenagers smoke

Myth: Most teenagers smoke

  • FACT: Most DON’T smoke.

    • Only about 22% of teens in Montgomery County smoke.


Myth smoking is no big deal

Myth: Smoking is no big deal

  • FACT: The younger a person begins smoking, the greater the risk for developing the numerous illnesses associated with smoking.

    • Decrease in physical fitness

    • Increased coughing and phlegm

    • Respiratory Illnesses

    • Slower rate of lung growth

    • Early development of artery disease


Myth there s no harm in having an occasional cigarette

Myth: There’s no harm in having an occasional cigarette

  • FACT: Smokers can not predict when they are going to become addicted to nicotine.

    • The younger one begins to smoke, the more likely one will become a heavy user.

    • Each year 20 million people try to quit, 3% success.

    • 70% of HS seniors who smoked 1-5 cigarettes were smoking 5 years later


Myth smoking cigars are safe

Myth: Smoking cigars are safe

  • FACTS: Smoking cigars can kill you.

    • Cigar-smokers had a 25% higher mortality rate overall and twice the risk of dying from all forms of cancer


Myth chewing tobacco is safe

Myth: Chewing tobacco is safe

  • FACTS: Chewing tobacco is a associated with:

    • Bad breath

    • Discoloration of teeth

    • Cancers of gum, mouth,larynx, pharynx, and esophagus


Chewing tobacco causes cancer

Chewing Tobacco causes cancer


Myth people think you re cool if you smoke

Myth: People think you’re cool if you smoke.

  • FACTS: Survey of HS Seniors

    • 72% thought smoking was a “Dirty Habit”

    • 71% disproved of people under the age of 18

    • 74% Date people who did not smoke

    • 61% thought that becoming a smoker reflected poor judgment


More mouth cancer

More mouth cancer


Other facts

Other Facts

  • Lose about 14 minutes of Life expectancy for each cigarette smoked

  • To age 65, people who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day, die at almost twice the rate for non-smokers

  • 85% of occasional smokers become regular full time smokers

  • Pregnant Women who smoke

    • Twice as likely as non-smokers to have miscarriage

    • More likely to have a premature birth


The accidental smoker

The Accidental Smoker

  • Non-Smoking Section for 2 hours = 1 1/2 cigarettes

  • Smoky Bar for 2 hours = 4 cigarettes

  • Working in a smoking office = 6 cigarettes

  • Smoker in car, with windows up for 1 hour = 4 cigarettes


Lung cancer

Lung Cancer


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