Information about the Dangers of Smoking
Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death. If you are a regular smoker, you are probably losing about five and a half minutes of life expectancy for each cigarette you smoke. Up to age 65, people who smoke 20 or more cigarettes per day die at almost twice the rate for non smokers in the same age group. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of lung cancer. Yet despite the vast medical evidence supporting such statistics and the publicity given to them most heavy smokers continue to smoke. While many smokers have stopped smoking, thousands of adolescents every year begin to smoke, often to appear more mature or because of peer pressure. Research indicates that about 85 percent of adolescent smokers continue to smoke as adults.
You will need to read the following links in order to complete the assignment section of this project.
BC Ministry of Health Stop Smoking
Canadian Tobacco Facts
Immediate effects of Tobacco use
Tobacco Dangers Today
Questions and Answers about Cigarette Smoking
Tobacco Fact Sheet Canada