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Tech

Nicotine Addiction
by

Nick Franco

on 19 September 2013

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Transcript of Tech

NICOTINE.
The truth about
An addiction plaguing
over
1.3 billion people

worldwide
.
That's
1 out of every 5
people,
or
25%
of
high school
students.
That number is said
to increase to
1.6 billion
by the year 2025
10 million
cigarettes are smoked
a minute
, worldwide
.
15

billion
are sold each day,
with upwards of
5

trillion
produced and used annually.
5 trillion cigarettes weigh
approximately
2 billion pounds!
That's the equivalent of
25,000 semi trucks,
2,500
airplanes
(747's)
...or
10
cargo ships.
It's estimated that
trillions of filters
with toxic chemicals
from tobacco smoke
make their way into our
environment as waste, yearly.
they may look like

cotton,
but are really made
of a

plastic

called
cellulose acetate.
meaning that cigarette filters
can take up to
18 years
to decompose.
That's
1.6 billion
trees cut down yearly for cigarettes.
It takes
1 tree
to produce
300 cigarettes.
Ambergris,
known as whale
vomit
and ddt
a banned insecticide
are two out of hundreds of
possible additives in cigarettes.
Radioactive
lead and
polonium
are both present in low
levels in cigarette smoke.
Smoking cigarettes affects virtually
every
part of your body with various
cancers
and diseases.
being one
of the most
extensive
,
Lung cancer
smoking drastically multiplies
your chances of being diagnosed
with it.
more than
440,000
people die annually due to lung cancer.
Secondhand smoke

has more than
cancer-causing chemicals,
50
of which are
group 1
11
carcinogens.
You may think you're
because of the influences
around you as teens
but you aren't.
cool
while smoking
up to
100,000
teenagers start smoking daily,
worldwide.
1 out of 5
teens smoke


to avoid as a teen,

as you'll see demonstrated
in the upcoming video clip
is a challenging pressure
Proving that smoking
of all long-term smokers
will die a

tobacco-related death.
1/2
every
8 seconds
someone dies to tobacco-use
somewhere in the world.
this means
5 million
deaths

annually.
Nicotine is a
dangerously
addictive drug,
being as addictive as
heroine
and
cocaine.
It will be hard to quit
and there will be
withdrawal
but it
with various methods and supports, you
can
do it.
nicotine is expected to take
1 billion lives
this century.
unless
efforts
are made to support
on a global level.
is
possible.
but with continued

global abuse
( )
Spread
the word
a presentation
by nick fironi
quitting and prevention...
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