Terrible consequences for using tobacco

I know many people who smoke or use tobacco products and it’s unhealthy. Tobacco has many health consequences that follow it. Some of these consequences include lung cancer, mouth cancer, emphysema and more.

Did you know there are 7,000 known chemicals in cigarettes, and some can kill you? Some of these things include nail polish remover, floor and toilet cleaner, lighter fluid, mothballs, metal, gasoline, and many more. Around 1,200 people die each day from tobacco-related substances. I’m not sure about you, but I know I don’t want to be one of those people.

Not only can tobacco kill you, but it is also expensive. It cost $10 per pack of cigarettes. If you were to buy a pay each day for an entire year, you would spend $3,650.

Now that I know the consequences of using tobacco, I won’t take the risk. How about you?

I wrote this letter based on facts given to me by Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District’s fifth-grade students.

JENNIFER DeCUYKE,

Prevention educator, Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties