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16 million
Americans are currently living with tobacco-related diseases.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 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, 2014 [accessed 2014 Apr 24].

16 million
Americans are currently living with tobacco-related diseases.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 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, 2014 [accessed 2014 Apr 24].

Cigarettes can cause at least 12 types of cancers.

SOURCE: Henley SJ, Thomas CC, Sharapova SR, et al. Vital Signs: Disparities in Tobacco-Related Cancer Incidence and Mortality — United States, 2004–2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:1212–1218. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6544a3

Cigarettes can cause at least 12 types of cancers.

SOURCE: Henley SJ, Thomas CC, Sharapova SR, et al. Vital Signs: Disparities in Tobacco-Related Cancer Incidence and Mortality — United States, 2004–2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:1212–1218. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6544a3

Smoking affects your physical performance.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: 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, 2012.

Smoking Alters Brain Chemistry & Development.

SOURCE: “Health Effects: Brain.” Smokefree Teen. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web.

Smoking Alters Brain Chemistry & Development.

SOURCE: “Health Effects: Brain.” Smokefree Teen. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d. Web.

Tobacco damages your vital organs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 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, 2014.

Tobacco damages your vital organs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. 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, 2014.

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Cigarettes affect the planet too. 1.69 billion pounds of cigarettes are littered worldwide each year.

SOURCE: Novotny, Thomas E. et al. “Cigarettes Butts and the Case for an Environmental Policy on Hazardous Cigarette Waste.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 6.5 (2009): 1691–1705. PMC. [accessed 2017 July 7].

Smoking can lead to a hole in your throat. AKA Tracheotomy.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). The Health Consequences of Smoking —50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: 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.

Smoking can lead to a hole in your throat. AKA Tracheotomy.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). The Health Consequences of Smoking —50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General. Atlanta, GA: 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.

EVERY CIGARETTE YOU SMOKE REDUCES YOUR LIFE EXPECTANCY BY HOW LONG?

SOURCE: Shaw, Mary, Richard Mitchell, and Danny Dorling. "Time for a Smoke? One Cigarette Reduces Your Life by 11 Minutes." BMJ : British Medical Journal. British Medical Journal, 2000. Web. 30 June 2016.

Smoking increases stress instead of relieving it.

SOURCE: “Does Cigarette Smoking Cause Stress?” Andy C. Parrott, Ph.D., University of East London, American Psychologist, Vol. 54, No. 10. Oct. 1999.

Smoking increases stress instead of relieving it.

SOURCE: “Does Cigarette Smoking Cause Stress?” Andy C. Parrott, Ph.D., University of East London, American Psychologist, Vol. 54, No. 10. Oct. 1999.

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