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Smoking Stinks!

Sara Bellum

You probably know that smoking is NOT cool—and that it’s really dangerous, too. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and kills nearly a half a million people each year. The chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been linked to serious long-term side effects, including cancer, emphysema, heart disease, and even death. People who smoke may become infertile, and pregnant women who smoke are more at risk for stillbirths, having babies with low birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will require prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements in the United States. Check out the new warning labels here: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/Labeling/CigaretteWarningLabels/default.htm.

But cigarette smoking doesn’t just affect the smoker—“secondhand” smoke also affects families and friends and many thousands of others. Secondhand smoke is exactly what it sounds like: nonsmokers inhale the smoke that “firsthand” smokers exhale from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that each year, secondhand smoke causes as many as 3,400 lung cancer-related deaths in the United States.

So, if you want a longer, healthier life, better to indulge in activities like sports, yoga, running, and spending time with friends and family.

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This is great article. I love reding it.

very nice

an awesome article !

Smoking stinks! I will spread the worrd on my blog [link removed, per guidelines]

I think smoking is bad and all those smokers u stink

Smoking is so bad for you and everyone know's it just a shame it's so addictive, people will always smoke.

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I think it IS an awesome article

Smoking is really really dangerous to our body. It can damage automatically to our lungs. I really hate the people who are smoking cause not only them who can take effect but also the people around them who breath it. Many people addicted to this. They know it is so dangerous but why they always use it. It also damage physically and mentally. Stop Smoking!

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its not good at all

I MISS BEING ABLE TO BREATH AND ENERGY

Smoking is injurious to health.People know that it is injurious to health but are addicted to it. One must quit as early as possible who are addicted to it [commercial link removed, per guidelines]

smoking is injurious to health. so every one should avoid smoking. and important thing is, any one who smokes, please should not smoke in front of children. very nice article.
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smoking can injure your health and can ruin your life.

Nice article.Everyone should avoid smoking because it is very harmful to health.

SAD

Smoking destroys the body. Many people know that smoking is wrong. However do to peer pressure many people are to scared to say no. Looking cool can't compare to destroying your health. The best way is know that you will be even more accepted if you are a none smoker. Smoke is past the hype and the truth has been revealed. Smoking kills.

Smoking takes up alot of your money, and is a waste of time. It is unhelthy and can hurt your body really bad, you may think it is cool but it is nott at allll. Alot of the influence of cigaretts comes from tv and it isn't on tv as much as it use to be, like when everyybody was smoking and few knew the harmul affects and causes.

Smoking takes up alot of your money, and is a waste of time. It is unhelthy and can hurt your body really bad, you may think it is cool but it is nott at allll. Alot of the influence of cigaretts comes from tv and it isn't on tv as much as it use to be, like when everyybody was smoking and few knew the harmul affects and causes.

hi good article

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