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What Pedro Learned About Smoking
Why quit smoking?
To improve your family's well-being:
To look and smell better:
How does smoking affect your health?
Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 chemicals, and many of them are poisonous. The poisonous chemicals in cigarettes can lead to:
How does smoking affect the health of your loved ones?
Children exposed to cigarette smoke may have more:
Family members exposed to cigarette smoke may develop:
Smoking during pregnancy increases the chances that your baby will be born sick.
What should you expect when you quit smoking?
Nicotine is a powerful drug that causes addiction. Your body gets used to the nicotine in cigarettes. When you stop smoking, getting rid of the nicotine in your body can make you feel sick.
Tell your doctor that you are trying to quit smoking. There are medicines that can help you feel better.
How does it feel when you begin to quit smoking?
Some people may have headaches and feel cranky and tired. This happens when the body tries to get rid of the nicotine.
The good news is:
Follow Pedro's example to quit smoking for good.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES