Smoking risks

So, let’s just get straight to the facts about smoking first:

DID YOU KNOW? One of every five deaths each year is attributed to smoking cigarettes.


More deaths are caused each year by tobacco than by:


illegal drug use

alcohol use

motor vehicle accidents

firearm-related incidents



DID YOU KNOW? Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancers deaths and more women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer.


The health risks of SMOKING include:

  • cancer (including lung, mouth and throat), 
  • respiratory infections, 
  • decreased immune response (you will get common illnesses more often), 
  • emphysema, 
  • bad breath, 
  • brown teeth, 
  • faster aging of cells (you will look like great grandpa gimpy early), 
  • cardiovascular disease, 
  • chronic inflammation.
  • stroke
  • lung disease
  • infertility, preterm delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight, SIDS

Heard enough already?  Sorry, we’re not done… you might want to take a little road trip first….

Post Question:

Did anything on this page shock you? If so, what?

Answer the post question here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

What's being said