Tobacco

Slang - Cigarettes: smokes, cigs Smokeless Tobacco: snuff, spit tobacco, chew

Get the facts.

 Tobacco damages your health.
Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer.  Smoking is also a leading cause of cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, pancreas and kidney.  Smokeless tobacco can cause mouth cancer, tooth loss and other health problems.

 Tobacco affects your body's development.
Smoking is particularly harmful for teens  because your body is still growing and changing. The 200 known poisons in cigarette smoke affect  your normal development and can cause life-threatening diseases, such as chronic bronchitis, heart  disease and stroke.

 Tobacco is addictive.
Cigarettes contain nicotine - a powerfully addictive substance.  Three- quarters of young people who use tobacco daily continue to do so because they find it hard
  to quit.

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