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Dangers of smoking

Every time you smoke a cigarette, you breathe in ammonia, arsenic, butane, cadmium, ethanol, toluene, and more. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemicals, 37 of which cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco, too is deadly, containing cancer-causing substances.

It’s no surprise that tobacco use leads to one of every five deaths in the United States. Tobacco kills more Americans than HIV/AIDS, alcohol, illegal drugs, car wrecks, suicide, and murder combined.

You’ve probably heard that smoking causes lung cancer. But did you know that tobacco attacks nearly every part your body? View the body to the right for a rundown of some of the damage tobacco does—from your brain to your big toe.

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53 Comments on Dangers of smoking

  1. My grandfather used to call cigarettes “coffin nails,” while he kept on smoking them. He died at the young age of 64 and couldn’t hardly breathe.

  2. I argee with everyone who sent a note on Boyslife.org!

  3. i read once that one ciggarett takes away three minn of your life

  4. MAN smoking is more dangerous than i thought!!!

  5. Ihatesmoking // August 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm // Reply

    eeew!

  6. PEOPLE WHO ARE SMOKING YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELF GUYZ .

  7. I think the pictures I saw were amazingly devastating. everybody should stop!!

  8. badlysunburned496 // August 20, 2008 at 7:41 pm // Reply

    that is sad how it reprograms your brain so that you THINK that you need to smoke, but then you get all sick in the end.

  9. I learned a lot I didn’t know. I’m going to memorize what it says and go up to people smoking outside and warn them what they’re doing to themselves.

  10. coolest

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