July is smoking cessation month! In honor of this, we’re sharing 4 quick facts about smoking you may not have known:
1. What is in a Cigarette
Cigarettes contain arsenic, tar, lead and 7,000 other chemicals. 70 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer.
2. Effect on Health
More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than any other drug. It accounts for 480,000 deaths every year making it the leading cause of preventable death.
3. The Cost
Smoking one pack of cigarettes a day can cost roughly 2,000 dollars a year!
4. Benefits of quitting
Quitting smoking can reduce risk for lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and improve a multitude of respiratory issues. You can protect your loved ones from the harmful effects of second hand smoke.