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Shiven Pattni

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Transcript of Smoking

Smoking: more than meets the ash
By Shiven Pattni U3R

Why do people Smoke?
What's the History of Smoking?
Facts about Smoking
What's in Cigarettes?
What are the affects of Smoking?
How can we prevent smoking?
Contents Page

The History of Smoking
Why do people Smoke?
Facts about Smoking
Cigarettes are the single-most traded item on the planet.
Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 ingredients.
Nicotine reaches the brain within 10 seconds after smoke is inhaled.
Most smokers take up the habit in their mid teens, well before the legal age for purchasing them.
Approximately 25% of cigarettes sold around the world are smuggled.
Scientists claim the average smoker will lose 14 years of their life due to smoking.
The legal age for the purchase of tobacco products is now 18, raised from 16, while in Japan the age minimum is 20 years old.
Why do you think people smoke?

Tobacco has been growing wild in the America for nearly 8,000 years.
Around 2,000 years ago tobacco began to be chewed and smoked.

How long has Tobacco been around?
Who discovered tobacco and where?
The first European to discover smoking was Christopher Columbus.
By 1600s tobacco use had spread across Europe and England by Sir Francis the I.
By the 1700s smoking had become more widespread and tobacco became an industry.

In the late 1700s more discoveries of the dangers of smoking populated.
During the 1920s the first medical reports linking smoking to lung cancer began to appear.
A series of major medical reports in the 1950s and 1960s confirmed that tobacco caused a range of serious diseases.

When was tobacco first considered to be dangerous?
When were cigarettes developed?
Cigarette making machines were developed in the later half of the 1800s. The first machines produced 200 cigarettes per minute however present-day machines produce about 9,000 cigarettes per minute.

What's in Cigarettes?
Causes of Smoking?




How can we prevent smoking?
How do you think we can prevent smoking?
Now that you have seen the facts and figures. Would you now smoke?
Do you think this is a good idea?
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