Smoking By: Ryan Cook & Kay Ann Fite
Deadly Business • Tobacco is expected to kill 1 billion people this century. • In 2006, over 5 million people around the world died from tobacco products. • Tobacco companies’ products kill 36,000 people every month. • Today, in the U.S., tobacco products will kill about 1,200 people. • Cigarettes kill over 50 people an hour. • Every 6.5 seconds, someone in the world dies from a smoking-related disease.
Deadly Business Cont… • Tobacco kills over 20 times more people than murder. • In just one year, cigarettes leave about 31,000 kids fatherless. • In just one year, cigarettes leave about 12,000 kids motherless. That's 33 mothers a day. • 918 people die each year in the U.S. from smoking-related fires. • In the U.S., tobacco kills more Americans than auto accidents, homicide, AIDS, drugs and fires combined. • In the U.S., about 50,000 people die each year from secondhand smoke-related diseases.
The tobacco industry spent $13.11 billion in 2005 on advertising and promotions. • Every single day, in the U.S., the tobacco industry spends nearly $36 million on advertising and promotions. • A tobacco company once gave $125,000 worth of food to a charity, according to an estimate by The Wall Street Journal. Then, they spent well over $21 million telling people about it. • In 2002, U.S. consumers spent about $88.2 billion on tobacco products.
Lungs • Smoking causes your lungs to experience over 4000 deadly toxins impairing the lung’s ability to function. • Smoking can also cause the mechanisms that defend the lungs from disease to malfunction. • This malfunction can cause the mucus to become contaminated and to get stuck in the lungs. • Do you know what that means? • Way less nutrients and oxygen for the entire Body!
Reproductive Problems • Mothers who smoke have higher risks for miscarriage, preterm birth, low birth-weight infants, and fetal and infant death. • Fetus receives nicotine and other cancer-causing chemicals, leading to permanent heart damage and childhood cancer. • Children of smokers are twice as likely as children of nonsmokers to have chronic asthma, ear infections, cancer, and other problems.
Social and Emotional • Bad breath. • Bad smell in hair, on clothes, and generally over whole body. • Yellow teeth and fingers, dental problems, and gum disease. • Some nonsmokers avoid smokers. • Addiction. • Cough and sore throat, decrease sense of smell and taste. • Ear, nose and throat irritation.