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Cigarette smoke contains over
7,000
chemicals.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

Tobacco contains chemicals that can change your DNA.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A Report of the Surgeon General. How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2010 [accessed 2015 Oct 19].Reif, John, Christa Bruns, and Kimberly Lower.

Tobacco contains chemicals that can change your DNA.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A Report of the Surgeon General. How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2010 [accessed 2015 Oct 19].Reif, John, Christa Bruns, and Kimberly Lower.

Ammonia found in cigarettes is also found in dog pee and is used in household cleaners.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

Ammonia found in cigarettes is also found in dog pee and is used in household cleaners.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

Over 250 of the chemicals in tobacco are toxic.

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SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

The cigarette manufacturing process releases thousands of toxic chemicals into the environment.

SOURCE: Slaughter, Elli, Richard M. Gersberg, Kayo Watanabe, John Rudolph, Chris Stransky, and Thomas E. Novotny. “Toxicity of Cigarette Butts, and Their Chemical Components, to Marine and Freshwater Fish.” Tobacco Control. U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health, 20 May 2011. Web. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3088407/

Arsenic used in rat poison is also in cigarette smoke.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

Arsenic used in rat poison is also in cigarette smoke.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

The chemicals in tobacco prevent your body from delivering blood flow and oxygen to your muscles.

SOURCE: The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General. Office of the Surgeon General (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2004)

WHICH OF THESE CHEMICALS IS NOT IN TOBACCO SMOKE?

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (US); Office on Smoking and Health (US). How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US); 2010. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK53017/

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