Per The Missouri Tobacco Quitline Information;
Tobacco Use: Tobacco use costs lives and money. Every year, almost 10,000 Missourians die from tobacco-related diseases. Missouri spends almost two billion dollars annually to treat smoking-related illnesses. Secondhand smoke causes an average of 1,150 deaths in Missouri annually.
In Missouri, the adult smoking rate (25% in 2011) is the ninth highest in the U.S. The smoking rate for Missouri’s pregnant women has declined from 18.3% in 2000 to 16.8% in 2009, but is still 64% higher than the national average. The smoking rate among high school students (at 18.1% ) is also higher than the national average, although it is on a significant downward decline. More than 90% of adult smokers began the habit before they were 18 years old. However, when considering spit tobacco and other types of tobacco in addition to smoking, the rate of use among Missouri kids jumps to 27.3%
American Heart Association: Resources and Tools for Quitting Smoking
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Cancer Causing Agents
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Acetone (nail polish)
Ammonia (Floor/Toilet Cleaner)
Butane (Cigarette Lighter Fluid)
Cadmium (Rechargeable Batteries)
Carbon Monoxide (Car Exhaust Fumes)
Hydrogen Cyanide (Gas Chamber Poison)
Methane (Swamp Gas)
Methanal (Rocket Fuel)
Stearic Acid (Candle Wax)