Light It Up!: True or False Smoking Quiz
How savvy are you about smoking? The answers to our 10-question quiz may surprise you. Learn interesting facts about smoking and your health.
Cigarette smoking kills nearly 420,000 people each year.
Smoke inhaled from a cigarette reaches and affects the brain faster than intravenous drugs.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals.
Smoking affects sexual and reproductive health only in women smokers.
Although smoking damages the inside of your body, it causes no external permanent damage to a smoker's appearance.
If you're undergoing any type of surgical procedure, you should quit smoking in advance of surgery.
Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma.
One cigar can contain as much tobacco as an entire pack of cigarettes.
The highest smoking ethnic group is white non-Hispanics.
Smoking increases your risk for developing osteoporosis.
Cigarette smoking makes people somewhat hyperglycemic, causing them to eat less.
The effect of nicotine lasts for only 30 minutes.
Nicotine can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease<i>.</i>
Millions of people try to quit smoking yearly; only ten percent of them succeed.
Smoking wakes up the tiny hairs in your lungs that clean out nasty matter.
If an adult absorbed all of the nicotine in three or four cigarettes, he or she would die.
All of smoking’s negative effects are reversible.
Smoking can affect your sense of taste and smell.
Most alcoholics are also smokers.
Teen smoking has increased in the United States over recent years.