Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. Based on 2018 data, about 34 million US adults smoke cigarettes. Every day, about 1,600 young people under age 18 years smoke their first cigarette, and nearly 200 begin smoking cigarettes daily. Over 16 million people live with at least one disease caused by smoking, and 58 million nonsmoking Americans are exposed to secondhand smoke. – CDC
The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can begin to heal. - CDC
|After Quitting Time||Benefits of the Body|
|20 minutes||Your heart rate drops.|
|12 hours||Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal.|
|2 weeks to 3 months||Your heart attack risk begins drop. Your lung function begins to improve normal.|
|1 to 9 months||Your coughing and shortness of breath decreases.|
|1 year||Your added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.|
|2 to 5 years||Your stroke risk is reduced to that of a nonsmoker's 2-5 years after quitting. Your risk of cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder is halved within 5 years.|
|10 years||Your lung cancer death rate is about half that of a smoker's. your risk of cancers of the kidney and pancreas decreases.|
|15 years||Your risk of coronary heart disease is back to that of a nonsmoker's.|
Vaping/e-cigarette is not a healthier, safer or better alternative to smoking. - AHA
1. Which of the following is a risk to youth and young adult who use nicotine?
A. Depression, enxiety, and other mood disorders
B. Nicotine addiction
C. Difficulty paying attention and concentrating
D. Reduced impulse control
E. All of the above
2. More than 6 of 10 youth believe that ocational use of e-cigarettes causes only little or some harm.
3. Which of the following are reasons youth and young adults use e-cigarettes?
A. Availability of e-cigarettes in candy, fruit, and alcohol flavers.
B. Belief that e-cigarettes are safe
D. All of the above
Answer: 1. E, 2. A, 3. D
Please click here for more information. (surgeon general.gov:Get the Facts)
Other helpful tip: Research shows that a single call increases the chance of quitting. Call 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-66-28887) or 1-844-8-NO-VAPE (1-844-8-66-8273). Or you can text "No Smokes" or "No Vapes" to 66819.