Girls who smoke are 7 times more likely to grow excess facial hair.

Teens who smoke produce twice as much phlegm as teens who don't.

Smoking causes "hairy tongues" from the tar.

Teenage smokers see shrinks more than other teens.

Cigarettes contain formaldehyde - the same stuff used to preserve dead frogs.

Teens who smoke are more likely to catch a cold than people who don't-and their symptoms will probably be worse and last longer.

Studies find nonsmoking women to be more physically attractive.

Smoking is known to cause impotence in men.

The Marlboro man died from emphysema.

Teen smokers are more likely to gain belly fat.

Male smokers are more likely to have mutated sperm.

Puppies can die from eating 2 cigarette butts.

Cigarette smoke causes asthma in cats.

Smokers earn 10% less money than non-smokers.

Over 7,000 companies do not hire smokers

Kids who smoke 2 or 3 cigarettes a day can get hooked in as short as two weeks.

Once they get hooked, the average smoker smokes for seventeen years.

A Canadian dies every 12 minutes from tobacco use.

72% of high school seniors consider smoking a dirty habit, and say they'd rather date someone who doesn't smoke.

Smoking is more common among individuals with less education and lower income.

Smokers run slower and can't run as far as non-smokers.

Cigars and spit tobacco are not safe alternatives to smoking.

Even short-term use of spit tobacco can cause cracked lips, white spots, sores, and bleeding in your mouth.

Many kids start smoking (even though they know it's stupid) because they don't know how to say no to tobacco.

Smoking is the major cause of heart disease.

Operations to remove oral cancers caused by tobacco can permanently change the shape of your face.

People who try to quit chewing tobacco have the same symptoms as people trying to quit cigarettes.

Spit tobacco diminishes your sense of taste, so food doesn't taste as good.

Spit tobacco can cause tooth decay.

Smoking can lead to diseases that make your hair fall out.

Smokers are 1 1/2 times more likely than non-smokers to lose their teeth.

Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide, the same poisonous gas in car exhaust.

Smoking a pack a day for a whole year will cost you about $1200.

Quitting smoking now can boost your energy and stamina within just a few days.

Secondhand smoke fills the air with many of the same poisons found in the air around toxic waste dumps.
Smoking can decrease your life expectancy by as much as 15-25 years.

Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke can make your skin look wrinkled and gray.

A single, large cigar smoked in one hour can contain as much tobacco as a pack of cigarettes.

You might think smoking calms your nerves, but actually it can increase your anxiety.

Among high school seniors who smoke 1 - 5 cigarettes a day, 70% will still be smoking-and risking their health-5 years later.

Tobacco is the only legal substance that is lethal when used as intended by the manufacturer.

It takes 25 years for a cigarette butt to decompose.

Cigarettes contain over 4,000 chemicals.

Worldwide, 600 trillion cigarettes are sold each year.

Secondhand smoke is just as bad for pets as it is for people.

Studies show that smokers are more likely than non-smokers to go deaf as they grow older.

Chewing tobacco lessens a person's senses of taste and smell. As a result, users tend to eat more salty and sweet foods, both of which are harmful if consumed in excess.

44% of teens say they didn't know bidi cigarettes could lead to cancer.

One bidi cigarette produces 3 times as much nicotine and carbon monoxide as a regular cigarette and 5 times as much tar.

Smoking just one cigarette is enough to impair the function of the heart so it has to work harder.

Each year in the U.S. there are more tobacco-related deaths than deaths from AIDS, car accidents, murders, suicide, drug overdoses and fires combined.

Teenagers who smoke have poorer general health than those who do not smoke.

Teenagers who smoke use more medications than those who do not smoke.

Teenagers who smoke have significantly more trouble sleeping than those who do not smoke.

Lung cancer has surpassed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths among females .

Tobacco companies spent more than $12.7 Billion each year on advertising.† That is 26 times the money NIKE made in 2003.

Smokers have about 10 times as many wrinkles as non-smokers.

Every 3 years, tobacco kills as many Americans as all our wars combined--over 1,000,000 people.

Nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the U.S. are related to smoking.

The most recent tobacco use figures for Virginia show that 4 of 5 High School students don't smoke.

40% of teenagers who smoke daily have tried to quit and failed.

Nicotine is more addictive than so-called "harder" drugs. 1 in 3 users become addicted, compared to 1 in 9 for regular alcohol users and 1 in 4 for crack or cocaine users.

Teens who try to quit smoking suffer the same nicotine withdrawal symptoms as adults who try to quit.

About 2/3 of teen smokers say they want to quit smoking, and 70% say they would not have started if they could choose again.

An estimated 1 billion packs of cigarettes are sold to minors under the age of 18 every year.

Each cigarette you smoke cuts 11 minutes from your life expectancy.
1 out of 3 young people who become regular smokers will die of a smoking related disease.

Young adult smokers are 43% more likely to suffer a stroke than their non-smoking peers.

Secondhand smoke may cause thousands of healthy kids to develop asthma each year.

Smoking as few as 5 cigarettes a day can reduce teens' lung function growth, with teenage girls being especially vulnerable.

Girls and women are significantly more likely than boys to report feeling dependent on cigarettes and are more likely to report feeling sad, blue or depressed during attempts to quit.

Studies rank secondhand smoke as the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., after active smoking and alcohol use, with 53,000 deaths annually.

Smokers are admitted to hospitals twice as often as nonsmokers.

A recent study showed that in households where both parents smoke, kids take in a nicotine equivalent of smoking 80 cigarettes a year.

In 2000, the largest single cause of fatal accidental house fires was the careless handling and disposal of smoking materials.

Smoking can cause gangrene in your leg because it makes you 16 times more likely to have blocked blood vessels in your legs and feet.

Smoking costs Virginians $1.92 billion a year in healthcare costs.

The tobacco industry spends $528 million each year marketing its products in Virginia.

Each year, the tobacco industry contributes over $2.5 Million to political parties and federal candidates

Most Virginia kids who don't smoke say it's because they want to stay healthy.

If you smoke and you break a bone it can take longer to heal.

If you smoke when you're young it can stunt your lung growth.

Smokers are three times more likely to get out of breath when they play sports.

Smoking can make you look old when you're still young.

Kids in Virginia who smoke are more likely to say it's because they are addicted than any other reason.

Every day, 3,000 young people become regular tobacco users and 4,800 smoke their first cigarette.

Tobacco smoke makes your hair and clothes stink!

Tobacco stains teeth and causes bad breath.

Nicotine narrows your blood vessels and puts extra strain on your heart.

Kids who start smoking are more likely to get lower grades in school.

Smoking can wreck your lungs and reduce the amount of oxygen available to your muscles when you play sports.

Tobacco is the most widely grown non-food crop in 120 countries - 10 to 20 million people could be fed if food crop was grown in its place.

Burning tobacco is the main source of indoor pollution in the developed world.

One whole tree is needed to cure the tobacco for 300 cigarettes.

Smokers have more back pain than non-smokers.

By age 11, kids of mothers who smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day during pregnancy are shorter and below average in reading and math than kids of non-smoking mothers.

A person who uses 8-10 dips or chews a day receives the same amount of nicotine as a heavy smoker who smokes 30-40 cigarettes a day.

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