It really does do exactly what it says on the box.
Historically Tobacco Company’s have singled out the Lesbian and Gay community to target as a big business.
Below is an estimate of how much it costs to smoke cigarettes
5 a day = £382 per year
10 a day = £764 per year
20 a day = £1529 per year
Drop in Sessions Smoking Cesation TUESDAYS FROM 5.00pm: Advice, Information, Encouragment and free Resources to help you to quit
SHIVER offices 102 Dickson Road Blackpool
Contact Andy on 07875 355 390 for details
There's never been a better time to stop.
Head and neck cancer is the term given to a variety of malignant tumours that develop in :
||Oral cavity (mouth); |
||Pharynx (throat); |
||Paranasal sinuses (small hollow spaces around the nose lined with cells that secrete mucus); |
||Nasal cavity (airway just behind the nose); |
||Larynx ("Adam's apple" or voice box); and |
||Salivary glands (parotid, submandibular, sublingual glands that secrete saliva)|
Tobacco usage is responsible for 3 million deaths per year worldwide. Head and neck cancers that can result from tobacco use include tongue, pharyngeal, laryngeal and salivary gland cancers. These head and neck cancers are linked to prolonged exposure to tobacco, such as cigarette smoking. Strong evidence of the importance of type of exposure and site of cancer is also the high incidence of cancer of the hard palate in populations that practice reverse smoking, where the burning butt is in the mouth. Cancer of the lip is also associated with pipe smoking.
What is in Cigarettes?
Cigarettes Contain over 4,000 ingredients
Over 69 carcinogens (cancer causing agents)
Also roll ups have more tar in them and have been through similar processing as cigarettes, so contrary to popular belief bacci is not purer than fags.
Some of the ingredients are:
Acetone: Nail Polish Remover.
Ammonia: Cleaning Agent.
Arsenic: Poison, used as insecticide.
Butane: Lighter Fluid.
Cadmium: Found in Batteries.
DDT: Insecticide, outlawed in the US in 1970’s because of Human Teratogenic (birth defect) properties.
Formaldehyde: Used to preserve corpses, a carcinogen.
Hexamine: Barbecue Lighter.
Hydrogen Cyanide: Gas Chamber Poison.
Methanol: Rocket Fluid.
Naphthalene: Moth Bolls.
Nitrobenzene: In Petrol.
Toluene: an Industrial Solvent.
Vinyl Chloride: Plastic Piping.
Your doctor can prescribe Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for the cost of a prescription £6.50 (if you are working) and free if you are unemployed or a student.
There are many types and brands of NRT
Other people choose to stop smoking through cold turkey, acupuncture, by using zyban or by using herbal cigarettes.
For further information on quitting contact.
NHS Stop Smoking Service (local call) 0845 601 2186
or 01253 311 431
Information on Nicotine Replacement Therapy and how to Access discount Schemes.
Information on Zyban the new non-nicotine tablet to help smokers quit.