Persinal Statement

Persinal Statement

  • Submitted By: akmizee
  • Date Submitted: 01/25/2009 5:53 PM
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Effects of Smoking Cigarettes on Teenagers Between the Ages of 13-20

General Purpose
To inform the audience.
To increase awareness about the effects of smoking.


Effects on Respiratory System
Lung Cancer
Chronic Bronchitis
Short Breath
Low Stamina
Reduces growth rate of lungs

Effects on the Reproductive System
Abnormal Sperm Cells
Lowers sex drive
Period Pains
Cancer of Cervix
Birth defects when pregnant, Miscarriage

Effects on Physical Appearance
Pre-mature aging

Discoloration & Stains
Gum Disease
Bad Breath

Tar Stained Fingers
Yellow Nails
Cigarette burns

Someone loses their live to smoking every 8 seconds.
If you currently smoke, use this info to help you stop smoking.
If you cannot stop smoking, join any stop smoking group, where you will get professional help to stop smoking.
Smoking is a habit you can live without.

Interesting Facts
Someone who smokes a pack a day lives 7 years less than someone who never smoked.
The resting heart rate of teenage smokers is twice the heart rate of non smokers
Teens who smoke produce twice as more phlegm than non smokers
Teens who smoke are 3 times more likely than nonsmokers to use alcohol, 8 times more likely to smoke marijuana, and 22 times more likely to use cocaine.

Smoking KILLS

Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking.

One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.

Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.

The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.

This can cause heart attacks and stroke. It slows your blood flow, cutting off oxygen to your feet and...

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