Summer 2010
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•   How to use this pack               Guidelines on downloading, saving and printing
•   Introduction                       What do young people think about smoking?
•   Top 10 Websites                    The best of the web
•   Other resources                    Links to even more online resources
•   The Political Case                 Looking at tobacco issues from the global perspective
•   The Economic Case                  The real cost of smoking
•   The Health Case                    Does smoking really make you look older – or just old?
•   Icebreakers                        Getting group work sessions off to a good start
•   Discussion Points                  Ideas to get a dialogue going
•   My Pledge                          We all have habits we’d like to change
•   Smoking Myths & Facts              The truth about smoking
•   Smoking Myths & Facts factsheet    Were you right? Or do you still have a lot to learn?
•   Session Ideas                      Activities for smoking cessation group work
•   More session ideas                 And more of the same!
•   Smoking Costs Table                How much do you spend a week/month/year?
•   Smoking Card Sort                  Are there any reasons to smoke?
•   Health Benefits Timeline           Did you know you feel the health benefits of stopping smoking in minutes?
•   Circle of Friends                  We all like to do what our mates do – but how many really smoke?
•   What’s in your cigarette?          A few of the 4,000 chemicals (and 69 carcinogens) in a cigarette
•   What’s in your cigarette answers   Did you know your cigarette is full of fertiliser, rocket fuel and wee?!
CURRICULUM CHAPTERS: 10 (Healthy Living), 25 (Working with Young Men & Women)
CURRICULUM PACKS: Healthy Living, Health & Wellbeing 09, Alcohol Awareness
OTHER RESOURCES: Healthaware Books

We’re all aware of the statistics about smoking – how half of all teenagers who are currently smoking will die from diseases
caused by tobacco if they continue to smoke and how one in two long-term smokers will die prematurely as a result of smoking -
but the traditional health related statistics and scares don’t influence the thinking and behaviour of young people when it comes
to smoking: “The real issue is that these health messages can fall on deaf ears with children,” says Professor Anne McNeill, of the
University of Nottingham’s school of community health sciences. “Young people live in the here and now. Thirty is a lifetime away
and they can’t imagine being that old.”

The aim of this pack is to try and reframe the smoking cessation debate in ways that make it relevant to young people – through
political, economic and (to a lesser extent) health arguments where smoking impacts on skin and dental hygiene. You’ll find a
range of ice breakers, discussion points and session ideas to help with the planning, delivery and evaluation of work around
smoking cessation.

The following have some interesting insights into approaching and designing smoking cessation work with young people:
 Reframing the Debate – Allan Gregory
Traditionally, tobacco education has concentrated on the health impacts - however, Kent partners are advocating a new approach
of 'reframing the debate' looking at tobacco industry tactics and the impact on the environment and people’s lives.

The Kent Tobacco Control Strategy states:
“Despite sustained education about the health effects of smoking, adolescents continue to smoke, suggesting that traditional
approaches may educate, but they do not influence. Young people tend to respond to social trends. Evidence from youth
advocacy forums show they want ‘just the facts’ to allow them to make up their own mind about tobacco, rather than being told
the ‘rights and wrongs’ of tobacco use. Social influence is probably therefore the best intervention.”

The new Kent Tobacco Control Strategy "Towards A Smokefree Generation" has the support of a wide range of Kent Partners. In
adopting and implementing the strategy, all partners will sign up to actively engaging young people in their tobacco control
initiatives; groups who want direct access to a range of services from Customs, Trading Standards, Health, Police, Fire Services,
etc. Should contact Allan Gregory

Support is also available from KASH (the Kent Alliance on Smoking & Health) – their website is in development but follow them on

Allan Gregory is a tobacco control officer for [Kent County Council] who has worked with young people to create campaigns to
celebrate No Smoking Day and has already been runner up and winner in the Best Newcomers Category! He has funding to take a
group of young people to the NSD launch in November and then follow up with an innovative NSD event in March . Allan also
makes grants to youth led tobacco control projects and would like to hear from you if you have young people leading on smoking
cessation work at your project – if you’re interested please contact Allan Gregory
                                     Top 10 Websites                          Smokefree offers a helpline, information & advice and free quit kits     (US site)                   The Truth features facts, videos, games & downloads to help you
                                                  challenge Big Tobacco                  Smoke & Mirrors helps you see through the illusion to the negative
                                                  practices of the tobacco industry                                  Quit is the independent UK charity that aims to save lives by helping you
                                                  to quit smoking                                   Action on Smoking and Health aims to limit the harm caused by smoking                           Quit Because is aimed specifically at young people aged 8 - 18          (US site)       Own your own C is a choice based website with facts, quit tools and other
                                                  resources   Need2Know has young person centred information on a range of
                                                  substances             The Site features young person centred information on smoking                           No Smoking Day itakes place in March but the site has excellent resources
                                                  for focused work all year round
                                     Other Resources                                             Patient UK has links to a variety of smoking cessation
                                                                           resources aimed at practitioners   Active Kent has details of helplines and smoking cessation
                                                                           clinics across Kent          CBBC Newsround lesson plans have transferable ideas and
                                                                           resources on smoking                                TES have a wide range of searchable resources (US site)                                 42 Explore has an extensive list of resources, links and
                                                                           adaptable lesson plans                        Smoking cost calculators from Smokefree & NHS                                       Ash Scotland have a comprehensive list of resources for
                                                                           young people                                                         Set up by young people the Why Waste Everything Smoking
                                                                           Tobacco website has plenty of great ideas & resources                                                  D-Myst is another young people’s website looking at smoking
                                                                           issues                                                    The Anti Tobacco Youth Campaign set up by the Roy Castle
                                                                           Foundation is run by young people for young people
                                   The Political Case
The Global Perspective
•     Growing tobacco uses a lot of land. It has been estimated that if food crops were grown instead of tobacco this land could feed between
      10 and 20 million people
•     In 2002, the Chief Executive Officer of Phillip Morris, one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies made $3.2 million in salary and
•     It would take a tobacco farmer in Brazil, 2,140 years to earn what a tobacco company director earns in one year
•     A 1994 study reported that about 43 percent of tobacco estates in Malawi employ children directly
•     In 2007 the combined revenues of the three leading tobacco companies (PMI, BAT and JT) was $147 billion
•      Channel 4 are screening ‘Tobacco’s Child Workers’
Smoking and the Media
•     Studies show that smoking in movies misleads young people into thinking that tobacco use is normal, acceptable, socially beneficial and
      more common than it is
•     The current rate of smoking scenes in Hollywood films has returned to the high levels of the 1950s, after reaching its lowest levels in 1980
The Big Sell
•     In 1997, a Big Tobacco executive once said, under oath, that he believed Gummy Bears were addictive like cigarettes. The tobacco industry
      has also likened the addictiveness of cigarettes to caffeine, television and M&Ms
•     In 1985, one tobacco vice president wondered, in reference to smoking-related deaths, if we should ban sleep since according to him the
      majority of people die in their sleep.+
•     In 1997, one tobacco company CEO said he would probably "instantly" shut his doors " to get a better hold on things " if it were proved to
      his satisfaction that smoking causes cancer. That same company now admits on their website that smoking causes cancer, but they’re still
      open for business.+
•     As late as 1999, tobacco companies placed in-store advertising signage at a child’s eye level.
To find out more visit:
                                The Economic Case
‘A tobacco company once gave $125,000 worth of food to a charity, according to an estimate by The Wall Street Journal. Then, they spent
well over $22 million telling people about it. I guess when you sell a deadly, addictive product, you need all the good PR you can get’ (truth

Smoking costs – not only in terms of the amount of money that a packet of cigarettes costs but also in terms of health and wellbeing. Smoking
affects your skin, your fertility, clogs your arteries, causes premature ageing and a range of cancers. Financial estimates for the direct impact
of smoking on the NHS came to £5.2 billion for 2005/6, which equates to 5.5% of the total NHS budget for that year – a proportion that has
not changed since the early 1990s – and this is thought to be an underestimation because it doesn’t include lost productivity and informal
care; the costs of treating disease caused by passive smoking, or the full range of conditions associated with smoking.

Tobacco also has a cost to our environment:
•   Tobacco plants are highly sensitive to disease and require huge amounts of pesticides to protect the crop. Since tobacco isn’t a foodstuff,
    most of the chemicals used are unregulated
•   1 in 8 trees cut down in the world is due to tobacco growing or drying – nearly 9 million acres of forest are lost each year
•   2,700 tonnes of cigarette litter is dropped on Londons streets alone each year. This is the equivalent of 6,750 million cigarette ends.
    Cigarette butts take at least 10 years to biodegrade
•   Cigarette butts have been found in the stomachs of fish, birds, whales and other sea creatures, who mistake them for food.
•   Cigarettes & matches are the most common cause of deadly house fires in the UK

The NHS has a smoking calculator that looks at the financial and health costs
Truth has an interactive ‘useful cigarette’ showing all the ingredients – from urine to embalming fluid to antifreeze – that go to make up a

For more on the human cost see C4’s ‘Tobacco’s Child Workers’
guide/series-2010/episode-4 (click on the ‘Watch Now’ button to see the programme)
                                      The Health Case
I smoke fewer than 5 a day – what’s the problem?
Studies show that people who smoke five cigarettes a day are three times more likely to die of heart disease. Smoking just one cigarette a day
trebles your risk of lung cancer and raises the risk of chronic lung disease, as well as cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, pancreas and many
more. It also makes it more difficult to conceive, lowers sperm count and causes more complications in pregnancy. Study after study shows
that the risks increase the more you smoke, but all risks start with just one cigarette.
There’s no problem - if I give up smoking when I’m older I’ll be OK. Anyway, it takes ages before giving up makes any difference.
Someone who starts smoking at 15 is three times more likely to die from cancer due to smoking than someone who starts smoking in their
mid-20’s. And your lungs start to clean up after 24 hours so the sooner you quit the quicker you can start looking good and feeling great!
Menthol cigarettes and rollies are safer than ordinary cigarettes, right?
Menthol cigarettes are not safer than any other brand. In fact, they may even be more dangerous. The added menthol produces a cooling
sensation in the throat when the smoke is inhaled. It also decreases the cough reflex and covers the dry feeling in the throat that smokers
often have. People who smoke menthol cigarettes can inhale deeper and hold the smoke in longer. It’s proven that rollies cause a higher level
of tobacco in the lungs.
But ‘light’, ‘mild’ or ‘low tar’ are better for me, aren’t they?
No. If you smoke 'light', 'mild' or 'low tar' cigarettes you are likely to inhale as much tar, nicotine and other poisons as those people who
smoke regular cigarettes. The use of these misleading descriptions was banned from cigarette packaging in the EU in September 2003. For
more information about 'light' and 'mild' cigarettes read
If I give up I’m going to get fat!
You might put on a few pounds but that’s healthier than smoking! And there are specially designed exercise programmes to help you get fit
and quit – exercise actually helps you to give up
I like smoking – it makes me feel relaxed and it makes me look cool and more mature.
You might think you feel relaxed but , actually, smoking a ciagrette increases your heart rate. And the only way cigarettes make you look older
is by ageing your skin and giving you wrinkles!
For more information on smoking and your health: NHS Atlas of Risk
•   Walking Vote set up two signs saying YES and NO at either end of the room. Then ask the following questions and get young
    people to vote by using their feet! After each question ask a few young people to talk about their choice.
    HEALTHY LIVING: Have you ever smoked? Do you get your 5 a Day? Do you eat fast food/takeaways more than once a week?
    Do you exercise once a week? Do you sunbathe? (do you think that’s a healthy choice?)
    TRUE OR FALSE? (all statements are true) getting older increases your chance of getting cancer/most cases of lung cancer
    are caused by smoking/getting sunburnt increases your risk of getting skin cancer/eating healthily can help guard against
    cancer/being overweight increases your risk of getting diabetes or heart disease (why did you think that was true/false?)
    FUTURE PLANNING Did you clean your teeth this morning? Do you have any savings in a bank account or building society?
    Would you like to be able to see into the future (what was the reason for your answer?)
•   Smokefree Friends Put the group into pairs, trying to pair up young people who don’t know each other so well. Give each of
    them a few minutes to find out the following information from each other: do you smoke? What do you think about
    smoking? What’s your best idea for encouraging people to stop smoking? Then go round the group and ask each pair to
    feedback about each other.
•   Human Knot Ask the group to stand in a small circle facing each other. Everyone sticks their hands into the center of the
    circle and randomly grabs someone else's hand with each of their own hands. The objective of the game is to untangle this
    "human knot" without anyone letting go of a hand, ending up with one large circle (although sometimes, two separate or
    linked circles might be the end result). The participants have to step over or under each others linked arms, with the close
    physical proximity and silly maneuvers breaking the ice between strangers. This game also requires team work and decent
    leadership skills in one or more participants. You can make the point that, although being tangled up is like the dependency
    of smoking, by working with other people we can break that dependency.
•   Height Order ask the group to arrange themselves in a line in height order (you could also do this by age, date of birth or
    alphabetical order of names). Make the point that, by working together in a team, you can achieve results – just as you’ll
    achieve better results by working with other people to stop smoking rather than going it alone!
                                  Discussion Points
•   Paper Carousel – Quit Lists: Write the following four questions on 4 pieces of flipchart paper
    What gets people to stop smoking? How do people stop smoking? What are the good things you get from stopping smoking? How can
    you help someone you know who is trying to stop smoking?
    Now divide the group into 4 and give each group a different coloured pen and one of the 4 questions. Give each group a set amount of
    time to brainstorm their responses, then move the groups round to the next question until each group is back to their original question.
    Allow some time for the group to read the responses and comment on them, then ask them to choose a set number of points to feed
    back on (could be as few as 2 or as many as you like). The paper carousel is a good way of getting young people to discuss issues,
    comment on each other’s choices and reflect on their learning.
•   Making Changes discuss some of the bad habits you have that you might like to change. Discuss how we can all make changes but
    sometimes we need some help and moral support to make them, however good our willpower! Now make your pledge about what you
    intend to change – these can be pinned up on the wall, pasted in a book or hung from a tree branch to represent a Tree of Change,
    removing pledges from the branches when they are filled.
•   The Costs of Smoking Draw the outline of a body on a sheet of flip chart paper and ask young people to brainstorm the costs of
    smoking – any that affect health/beauty (lung cancer, wrinkles, stained teeth) draw inside the body and any others (secondary smoke,
    smelly clothes etc) outside the body. This article has some other costs you might like to introduce to
    get young people thinking about the way that the cost of smoking is potentially everywhere.
•   Smoking – Myths & Facts Using the smoking myths and truths information below either as a straight quiz or as a team game: divide the
    group into 2 teams. Tell them they will each draw a statement from a container and they must decide between them whether the
    statement is a myth or a fact (explain that myths refer to untrue information passed around as fact). If they identify whether the
    statement is myth or fact correctly they score 1 point. If they can say why it’s a myth or fact they gain a bonus point. During the plenary,
    ask questions like why young people would take those risks, and how would they stop their peers from taking risks with their sexual
    health. [Cut up the statements below and keep the factsheet for answers) . More ideas can be found here:
•   Smoking Keyring Would
    this invention make you think twice about smoking? Can you think of any better ideas to get the no smoking message across?
         My Pledge

My first step towards change:
                      Smoking Myths & Facts

Smoking helps you relax                                         Smoking makes giving birth easier because the baby is smaller

Cigar smoking is safe because you don’t inhale                  The only cancer caused by smoking is lung cancer

When you stop smoking you feel the benefits almost              When inhaled, nicotine reaches the brain faster than any other
immediately                                                     drug
Cigarettes contain weedkiller and rocket fuel                   Tobacco was once known as ‘herba panacea’ or herbal cure all

Stopping smoking causes weight gain                             You can smoke and take the Pill without any problem

Smokers are generally white middle class men                    The tobacco plant is poisonous

On average, smokers live 7 years less than non smokers          Workers on tobacco farms can suffer tobacco poisoning

Herbal cigarettes produce tar and carbon monoxide               Second hand smoke causes cancer

Nicotine replacement patches are as bad for you as cigarettes   69 of the chemicals used in cigarettes can cause cancer

Smoking while pregnant can cause miscarriage                    Occasional smoking is not harmful
Smoking Myths & Facts - factsheet
•   Smoking helps you relax False – it doubles your heart rate
•   Smoking makes giving birth easier because the baby is smaller True – but smaller babies have more health problems
•   Cigar smoking is safe because you don’t inhale False – you are still at risk of mouth cancers because cigars contain the same carcinogens (cancer
    causing chemicals) as cigarettes
•   The only cancer caused by smoking is lung cancer False – smoking causes a range of cancers like mouth, throat and bladder cancer
•   When you stop smoking you feel the benefits almost immediately True – within 20 minutes blood pressure is back to normal
•   When inhaled, nicotine reaches the brain faster than any other drug True – nicotine reaches the brain in 8 seconds as opposed to 12 seconds for
    heroin and cocaine
•   Cigarettes contain weedkiller and rocket fuel True – there are over 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette
•   Tobacco was once known as ‘herba panacea’ or herbal cure all True – it was thought to cure many diseases including lung problems
•   Stopping smoking causes weight gain True – but gaining weight that you can lose later is much healthier than smoking
•   You can smoke and take the pill without any problem False – the combination can cause blood clots and even stroke
•   Smokers are generally white middle class men False – most smokers are women and young people from low income brackets, especially in the
    developing world
•   The tobacco plant is poisonous True – it’s often used as a natural pesticide
•   On average, smokers live 7 years less than non smokers True – each cigarette takes 5 ½ minutes off your life
•   Workers on tobacco farms can suffer tobacco poisoning True – workers can absorb the poison from the leaves through their skin
•   Herbal cigarettes produce tar and carbon monoxide – True – although they don’t contain nicotine they do have all other nasties
•   Second hand smoke causes cancer True – 4 of the chemicals in second hand smoke are known to cause cancer
•   Nicotine replacement patches are as bad for you as cigarettes False – they don’t contain tar, carbon dioxide and the other 4,000 chemicals found in
    a cigarette
•   69 of the chemicals used in cigarettes can cause cancer True – though nicotine isn’t one of them (but it is highly addicitive)
•   Smoking while pregnant can cause miscarriage True – all the chemicals in cigarettes are passed to the foetus in the womb
•   Occasional smoking is not harmful False – even occasional smoking raises the risk of smoking related diseases like heart trouble and lung disease
                                         Session Ideas
•   DIY smoking calculator: Use any of the smoking cost calculators online – or ask young people to complete the table below to get
    an idea of how much you would save a month or a year if you gave up smoking. Now invent your own calculator – what would
    really encourage you to give up smoking? Being able to buy an iPod after a month? Being able to have a nice holiday? Develop a
    handout/poster/webpage to encourage other young people to make informed choices about their budget.
•   Smoking Card Sort : print out the card sheet then cut each card out separately. Either deal the cards out to the group at random
    or leave them in a central pile and ask young people to select them one at a time. The ask them to place them under the
    headings: ‘Reasons to smoke’ and ‘Reasons not to smoke’. Encourage a discussion about their choices: - some are obvious, but
    some may be ambiguous: low birth weight may be seen as desirable, the high addiction level of nicotine is a reason not to smoke
    but the fact that cigarettes contain nicotine may be seen as a reason why people have to smoke. The fact that it’s illegal to buy
    cigarettes may encourage risk taking behaviour in under 18s. The cost of growing tobacco is extremely high but some may argue
    that buying cigarettes aids farmers in the developing world.
•   Smoking Leaflets download some smoking cessation leaflets here or obtain hard
    copies from Health Promotions. Ask young people to review and rate a number of them – are they relevant? Would they
    encourage you to stop smoking? How would you improve them? Divide the group into smaller groups and ask them to design
    leaflets that they would find effective. Then bring the group together and compare the different leaflets – why did they take the
    approach that they took? Which one leaflet would be the most effective and why?
•   Anti Smoking Ads and look at
    the ideas for advertising here – discuss with the group: do they agree that anti smoking advertising that focuses on
    cosmetic/social effects is more effective than ads that focus on health effects? These ads have caused a storm of controversy in
    France because of their sexual nature – does the group find them effective (please screen for appropriateness)
    French.html Now divide the group into smaller groups and ask them to brainstorm and storyboard their own anti smoking ads.
    You can then support each group to produce a video of their ad (camera phones are good for this) or you can bring the group back
    together to compare the different ideas, vote on the most effective and then ask the whole group to film and edit their ad. Why
    not upload to a site like TruTube or Digital Kent
                                      Session Ideas
•   ‘I Want to Break Free’ video The ‘We Quit’ site have done a remake of the classic Queen song with Duncan Banantyne from
    ‘Dragon’s Den’ – visit and click on ‘Win A Spa Weekend’ to see the video, and Queen’s original, in
    a pop up window. Scroll down for ideas on props, costumes and staging then let your imagination go wild! If Queen don’t do
    it for you, visit and watch the ‘Why do you Keep Running, Boy?’ video. Now either
    recreate with your own props and dance moves or use it to inspire your own anti smoking song – using any style of music to
    get the message across.
•   Flash Mob Everyone’s seen the T-Mobile dancing ‘flash mob’ ads – why not stage an anti smoking flash mob outside your
    centre or even in your local high street – for ideas and examples see:
    You could research figures for death’s & serious illnesses in your area and find a way to present those in a flash mob format
•   Make your choice video Have a look at the Metropolitan Police’s ‘Choose Your Ending’ campaign This uses a series of youtube videos that have used
    annotations to give you a choice as to where the story should go. Why not develop a similar campaign focusing on smoking –
    what are the temptations to smoke? And what are the choices once you start to smoke?
•   Health Benfits Timeline Game use the health benefits timeline as a template – write the benefits on strips of card and then
    write the timeline on a piece of flipchart paper. Now give young people a benefit card and ask them to place it on the
    timeline where you think it goes. Once you’ve used all the cards, ask the group to discuss their choices and review them as
    necessary – tell them they have another X minutes to put the cards in their final order. Once this is done, compare their
    timeline to the official one. How well did they do? Are they surprised at how quickly some of the benefits occur? Is there
    anything in the timeline that would discourage young people from giving up smoking? Anything that would encourage them
    to quit?
                   Smoking Cost Table
Can you complete the table – 1 pack cigarettes = £6.20
           1 day      1 week      1 month    1 year      5 years    10 years

5          1.55       10.85       43.40      520.80      2604.00    5208.00

10         3.10                                          5208.00

15                                130.20     1562.80

20         6.20

25                    54.25                  2604.00

30                    65.10       260.40                 15624.00
                      Smoking Card Sort
Increasing numbers Many smokers             Nicotine is addictive Smoking is banned
of young people are develop bronchitis                            in a lot of public
taking up smoking                                                 places

Women who smoke Smoking can make            A significant       Cigarettes contain
have a greater    you feel relaxed          proportion of       nicotine
chance of having                            people who smoke
low weight babies                           develop lung cancer

Cigarettes age your   It’s illegal to buy   Smoking in films      Most tobacco is
skin prematurely      cigarettes until      and on TV is on the   grown on small
                      you’re 18             increase              farms in the
                                                                  Developing World
                        Health Benefits Timeline
TIMELINE                                HEALTH BENEFITS
20 MINUTES                              Blood pressure & pulse return to normal
8 HOURS                                 Oxygen levels return to normal.
                                        Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by half.
12 HOURS                                Carbon Monoxide levels in blood drop to normal

24 HOURS                                Carbon monoxide will be eliminated from the body.
                                        Lungs start to clear out mucous and other smoking debris
48 HOURS                                There is no nicotine left in the body.
                                        Ability to taste and smell is greatly improved.
72 HOURS                                Breathing becomes easier.
                                        Bronchial tubes begin to relax and energy levels increase
2 – 12 WEEKS                            Circulation improves.
                                        Lung function increases
3 – 9 MONTHS                            Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung functions are increased by up to 10%.

12 MONTHS                               Excess risk of coronary heart disease is reduced by about half and continues to lessen

5 YEARS                                 Risk of heart attack falls to about half that of a smoker.
                                        Risk of stroke returns to the level of people who have never smoked (5 - 15 years)

10 YEARS                                Risk of lung cancer falls to about half that of a smoker.

15 YEARS                                Risk of lung cancer is reduced to close to that observed in nonsmokers.
                                        Risk of coronary heart disease falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
                                        If you have quit smoking before age 50 you have halved the risk of dying in the next 15 years compared with
                                        continuing smokers.

Information from
                      Circle of Friends

How many
friends do you
have? Mark a
segment for each
friend in the
circle (this one is
marked for 4, but
you’ll need to
add more – just
draw lines that
pass through the
centre point)
                   What’s in your cigarette?
            A lot of the chemicals in a cigarette have common everyday uses – can you link the name to the product?


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    What’s in your cigarette - answers
•    Cadmium (batteries – causes cancer)
•    Toluene (industrial solvents e.g. Engine degreaser)
•    Hexamine (barbecue lighter fuel)
•    Methanol (rocket fuel)
•    Carbon Monoxide (car exhaust fumes - poisonous)
•    DDT (pesticide used for crop spraying - causes cancer & environmental damage)
•    Acetic Acid (vinegar)
•    Acetone (nail varnish remover)
•    Formaldehyde (embalming fluid – cancer risk)
•    Ammonia (household cleaner – can cause cancer)
•    Stearic Acid (candles)
•    Arsenic (rat poison – causes cancer)
•    Hydrogen Cyanide (Gas used by the Nazis as Zyklon B in the gas chambers, still used in executions in the
     USA )
•    Nicotine (Pesticide)
•    Ethanol (fuel, particularly as a biofuel – causes cancer)
•    Methane (gas produced by cows – responsible for global warming)
•    Butane (lighter fluid)
Get Smokefree – Escape the Maze!
                           Up in Smoke

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