Get your surprised face ready. And your surprised hair. Just prepare everything.
1. Tobacco is a killer
Tobacco is the only product sold legally that will kill half of all the people who use it – even though they’re using it just as the manufacturer recommends.
2. Increased chance of dying
People who smoke long term have a 50% chance of dying from a smoking-related disease.
3. Smoking 1 cigarette can take 11 minutes off your life
Smoking one cigarette can take 11 minutes off your life– that’s 14 days gone from smoking only 5 cigarettes a day over 1 year!
4. Smoking is not only a killer, but a serious cause of illness
For every person that dies from smoking, there are 20 other smokers who suffer from a smoking-related illness.
5. Smoking affects fertility
Smoking can reduce the chances of having a baby later in life. For boys, this means having fewer sperm and problems having sex. For girls, it can mean trouble with becoming pregnant and dangers to the baby.
6. Bad breath
There is no healthy way to smoke tobacco. Long-term risks include cancer, heart disease and lung disease, and smoking just a few cigarettes can drain someone’s energy, reduce their fitness and concentration, and give them yellow teeth and bad breath.
7. Over 80% of people in the UK don’t smoke
This is a pretty good choice if you’ve just read these facts.
how to get help
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