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Health Risk of Smoking. By: Chuck Purcell Intended For:College and Highschool Level Students. What they want you to think:. Smoking is sophisticated Smoking is “cool” It won’t affect you unless you smoke allot. Light cigarettes are less bad for you. The Truth.

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health risk of smoking

Health Risk of Smoking

By: Chuck Purcell

Intended For:College and Highschool Level Students

what they want you to think
What they want you to think:
  • Smoking is sophisticated
  • Smoking is “cool”
  • It won’t affect you unless you smoke allot.
  • Light cigarettes are less bad for you.
the truth
The Truth
  • Cigarettes are responsible for 30 percent of overall cancer deaths
  • Smoking negatively impacts blood flow to the extremities
  • Smoking is responsible for a host of respiratory conditions
  • Smoking is directly linked to one-third of all heart disease-related deaths
  • Light cigarettes are just as deadly as regular ones.
  • 20 percent of U.S. adults smoke cigarettes
  • Smoking kills about 443,000 people every year
  • 1 out of every 5 deaths in the United States.
  • It is the leading cause of non accident related deaths
diseases and cancers
Diseases and Cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Cancer of the mouth
  • Cancer of the throat
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Cancer of the oesophagus
  • Stomach cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Cancer of the bladder
  • Cancer of the pancreas
  • Liver cancer
  • Cancer of the penis
  • Cancer of the anus
  • Cervical cancer
  • Prostate cancer
diseases and cancers cont d
Diseases and Cancers Cont’d
  • Heart attack
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Leukaemia
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
why it s addictive nicotine
Why it’s Addictive: Nicotine
  • Naturally found in the leaves of tobacco plants
  • Absorbed in lungs,blood,skin,etc.
  • Burst of acetylcholine production gives the the brain and body a substantial boost of energy.
  • Increase in dopamine cause both a euphoric high, as well as an upswing in mood.
  • Glutamate is responsible for the mind's ability to both learn and concentrate
smoking and pregnancy
Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking during pregnancy could lead to:

  • Low birth weights
  • Childhood hyperactivity
  • Improper fetal development
  • Still births/miscarriage
  • Increase risk for SID’s
  • Respitory complications
secondhand smoking
Secondhand Smoking

Passive smoking could lead to:

  • Higher risk of developing lung cancer or heart disease.
  • 800 deaths a year are caused from exposure to secondhand smoke
  • Exposure just as deadly as actually smoking, carrying the same negative effects
  • In men, it can cause incompetency.
reasons people smoke
Reasons People Smoke
  • I like smoking
  • It relaxes me
  • It helps me concentrate
  • I'm addicted to nicotine
  • I smoke when I'm bored, stressed, angry
  • I smoke when I'm out with friends
  • I smoke because my partner smokes
  • I smoke to give me confidence
  • I smoke out of habit
  • I don't want to put on weight if I give up
  • I smoke when I am lonely
quitting strategies
Quitting: Strategies
  • Make a list of reasons to stop.
  • Set date to start quitting
  • Devise a quit plan
ways to cope with cravings
Ways to Cope with Cravings
  • Take up a new hobby, preferably one that will keep your hands busy
  • Join the gym or attend exercise or dance classes
  • Go for a walk around the block
  • Talk to a friend on the phone
  • Drink a glass of water or juice
  • Read your list of reasons for giving up
  • Chew chewing gum
  • Eat glucose tablets, which as said to be very effective against cravings
  • Clean your teeth and use a mouthwash after each meal
  • Have a relaxing bath
  • Write a letter or send an email
  • Do a crossword puzzle
  • Take a few deep breaths and think about what you are doing
additional help
Additional Help
  • Smoking cessation groups
  • Niccotine patch or gum
  • Or ask a primary health care professional
smoke free air act
Smoke Free Air Act
  • Written to elliminatesoking indoors
  • Must be a given distance away from public buildings based on the type of building
  • Offenders penalized by law
  • No smoking in food serving establishments
long term effects
Long Term Effects
  • Long term smoking can lead to:
  • Bronchitis
  • Lung cancer
  • Asthma
  • Respitory Complications
  • Death