Tobacco

QUICK FACTS

  • Tobacco is most often smoked but can also be used as dip or chew.

  • Smoking can cause chronic lung disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke, as well as cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder.

  • Researchers have identified more than 40 chemicals in tobacco smoke that cause cancer in humans and animals.

  • Increasing numbers of people find tobacco smoke to be disagreeable. That can hurt your ability to connect in certain social situations.

TIPS FOR AVOIDING THE PROBLEM

  • Even if you donʼt smoke, secondhand smoke is harmful. To protect yourself, ask friends or family to take it outside.

  • Identify healthy ways to stay fit and focused. Smoking is not a weight loss plan.

  • Think of all the positive things you can do with your money. Expensive habits can leave your pockets empty. Decide whatʼs most important to you and avoid distracting habits or unnecessary expenses.

  • Ask yourself “why” you are interested in smoking, then determine if there isnʼt some deeper “need” you are trying to meet. If you can satisfy the deeper desire without lighting up, you should consider it!

Source: www.drugfree.org