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Added April 23, 2014

Don’t Smoke

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What is it?

If you ever smoked a cigarette and felt dizzy, sick to your stomach, faint or coldyou've had nicotine poisoning.

 

Cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobaccoall contain nicotine and are really addictive. Most teens become addicted to cigarettes because of "social smoking"just having a few at parties. Nicotine addiction is one of the hardest addictions to break, so don't smoke.

 

What are the symptoms/risks?

These include: 

  • Lung cancer
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Cancer—throat, mouth, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, bladder, cervix
  • Emphysema
  • Wrinkles
  • Yellow teeth

 

How is it treated?

The best way not to smoke is NOT TO START! So if you haven't startedDON'T smoke. Don't let yourself be pressured by dumb friends or slick advertising that tries to lure kids into smoking. Make up your OWN mind to be healthy and make your OWN choices. If you're already smoking a little bitquit while you're not too far into the habit.

 

If you or someone you know wants to quit smoking, support groups are very helpful. Nicotine Anonymous, www.nicotine-anonymous.org has free, confidential meetings across the country, where people get support and information.

 

For more information on nicotine addiction and quitting, visit these Web sites: 

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kerra2cute
kerra2cute
Posted August 07, 2012
THIS IS FOR ALL THA PEOPLE WHO SMOKE STOPPP!!!!
puppylovin#1
puppylovin#1
Posted July 08, 2012
My 4th Grade science teacher told me that smoking is like sucking on a car tail pipe. My mom, grandpa, and grandma smoke. They are trying to stop. I'm worried about their health.
sweetsani16
sweetsani16
Posted June 21, 2012
people does it to be cool
Popsiclez32
Popsiclez32
Posted June 23, 2012
ew I'm never ever going to smoke. My dad does like all the time and it smells horrible.
micki mouse roxx8
micki mouse roxx8
Posted June 27, 2012
My grandpa smokes and im scared he may get a heart attack. And he has dietbeties. i try and tell him not to but he doesnt listen:( BUT IM NEVVER GONNA SMOKE!!! ITS GROSS AND CAN CAUSE PERMANENT BODY DAMAGE!! PLZ PPL DO US A FAVOR AND DONT SMOKE!!!!
Boobear122298
Boobear122298
Posted February 24, 2012
Really?my brother smokes near me and so do his friends....they are only 17!!!!! I tell then the risks and that makes them smoke even more just to rub it in. I have asthma and I had to be hospitalized once because my brothers friend grabbed me and exhaled smoke in to my lungs.
liv9752
liv9752
Posted July 31, 2011
BEING GIRL! You need to do some articles about drug addiction. Things like pot, crack, cocaine, heroine, ecstasy, etc. My best friend is addicted to pot and I know a hole lot of girls are curious about it or do it or tried it. Drugs are very bad and many girls suffer from addiction.
DreamCatcher1912
DreamCatcher1912
Posted October 09, 2011
I am scared!You can still get cancer on second degree smoking.My dad smokes not as much as he used to.Im very sencitive to the smell.My nose burns and my head feels heavy.My chest hurts and my throat often feels dry.
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