Myths and Facts about smoking

Answer these 12 questions to find out how well you understand the facts about tobacco.
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Smoking is a bad habit.

You can stop smoking through sheer willpower.

“Smokers cough” is a normal consequence of smoking.

Nicotine does not cause health problems.

Smoking only hurts me.

Cigar smoking and chewing tobacco are safe because you don’t inhale.

I have less risk if I smoke filtered, menthol, lite or low-tar cigarettes.

Lung cancer is just one of the diseases I have to worry about from smoking.

It’s not too late for me to quit.

Cigarette smoking has little impact on adolescents.

Cigarette smoking has no economic impact.

I’ll get fat after I stop smoking.

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This page last updated Nov 28, 2016