So What if I Smoke?
You've probably heard that smoking and tobacco use can cause cancer and heart disease. That's true, but sometimes kids can't really think that far into the future to worry about an illness they might not get for 20 years. So let's talk about the problems that might affect kids more quickly:
- Bad breath
- Yellow teeth
- Smelly clothes
- More colds and coughs
- Difficulty keeping up with friends when playing sports
- Empty wallet - Tobacco products are very expensive
- Kissing a smoker is like licking an ashtray
Anyone who starts smoking could become addicted to it. If you're addicted to something, it's very hard to stop doing it, even if you want to. That's why so many adults have a hard time quitting smoking.