Did you know…?

Don’t break my heart, my achy, breaky heart:
Cigarette smoking increases the risk of coronary heart diseases by approximately two-fold. Women who smoke and use oral contraceptive are on average 5-10 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than those who take the pill and do not smoke. The second-hand smoke can cause coronary heart disease in non-smokers, bearing an excess risk of 30%. Smokers are 2 times likely to have strokes than non-smokers.

Read My Lips:
Smoking  causes your teeth (as well as your fingernails) to turn yellow. People who smoke have bad breath, and it causes mouth cancers and gum disease. Smoking damages teeth and gums permanently, causing periodontitis (gum disease). Smoker's teeth fall out faster than non-smokers and smoker's are likely candidates for oral cancer, which is on the tongue, cheek, and gums. Some of the symptoms are: sores in mouth that don't go away, red or white patches in mouth, constant bleeding in mouth, numbness in mouth, swelling or lump in mouth, and a late symptom- difficulty in swallowing and speech.Tobacco use can cause growths on your tongue, making it look hairy and turning it yellow, green, brown or black.

Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death and disease. If you smoke, PLEASE quit now.

Sources of Information: Family Health Service,
Department of Health

 Links and Sites to Ponder:
Chamber of Horrors

Thank you for viewing my Anti-smoking page. I hope this will help you in your quest to QUIT. Be STRONG, and DILIGENT! Good Luck!


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