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Smoking

Smoking

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Published by: dstini on Sep 28, 2008
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Smoking
Steps to Help You Break the Habit
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WHAT YOU NEED TOKNOW
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More than 400,000 deaths in theU.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses.
Smoking kills an estimated120,000 people each year in theUK. It is a major cause of illnessand premature death – onaverage, persistent smokers die10 years younger than non-smokers.
 
Tobacco contains over 4,000chemicals, many of whichare harmful. These include:
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Benzene
- solvent used in fuel and chemicalmanufacture
Formaldehyde
- highly poisonous, colourlessliquid used to preserve dead bodies
Ammonia
- chemical found in cleaning fluids.Used in cigarettes to increase the delivery of nicotine
Hydrogen cyanide
- poisonous gas used in themanufacture of plastics, dyes, and pesticides.Often used as a fumigant to kill rats
Cadmium
- extremely poisonous metal found inbatteries
Acetone
- solvent found in nail polish remover

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