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October Tips of the Month: Quick Facts
Use your head. Smoking is
responsible for nearly 450,000 deaths each year.
Stay active. Exercising and
participating in sports is nearly impossible if you smoke
Stay informed. Young smokers are
100 times more likely to smoke pot and become addicted to
other illicit substances such as heroin and cocaine.
Be aware of the risks. Smoking can
lead to many physical problems, including emphysema, heart
disease, stroke, and cancer.
Keep your edge. Smoking makes you
smell bad, gives you bad breath, makes your fingers turn
yellow, and gives you premature wrinkles.
Play it safe. Experimenting with
smoking could lead to full-fledged addiction and a lifetime
of trying to quit.
Do the smart thing. Smoking puts
your health and the health of those around you at risk.
Get with the program. Smoking isn't
Find ways to reduce anxiety.
Smoking may actually contribute to your state of agitation.
Be a real friend. If you know
someone who smokes, be part of the solution. Urge your
friend to get help and quit.