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Light It Up!: True or False Smoking Quiz
by Staff
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.

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Smoke inhaled from a cigarette reaches and affects the brain faster than intravenous drugs.

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  • false

Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals.

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  • false

Smoking affects sexual and reproductive health only in women smokers.

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  • false

Although smoking damages the inside of your body, it causes no external permanent damage to a smoker's appearance.

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  • false

If you're undergoing any type of surgical procedure, you should quit smoking in advance of surgery.

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  • false

Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma.

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  • false

One cigar can contain as much tobacco as an entire pack of cigarettes.

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  • false

The highest smoking ethnic group is white non-Hispanics.

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  • false

Smoking increases your risk for developing osteoporosis.

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  • false

Cigarette smoking makes people somewhat hyperglycemic, causing them to eat less.

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  • false

The effect of nicotine lasts for only 30 minutes.

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  • false

Nicotine can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease<i>.</i>

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  • false

Millions of people try to quit smoking yearly; only ten percent of them succeed.

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  • false

Smoking wakes up the tiny hairs in your lungs that clean out nasty matter.

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If an adult absorbed all of the nicotine in three or four cigarettes, he or she would die.

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  • false

All of smoking’s negative effects are reversible.

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  • false

Smoking can affect your sense of taste and smell.

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  • false

Most alcoholics are also smokers.

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  • false

Teen smoking has increased in the United States over recent years.

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