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Is Your Life Going up in Smoke?
"What do you know about the dangers of smoking to you and to those around you? Take this quiz, and, as they say, the life you save may be your own!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a Class A carcinogen material to cancer in humans. Which of these is NOT a Class A carcinogen?
Secondhand cigarette smoke
All of these are Class A carcinogens.
According to the World Health Organization, as of 2000, approximately what fraction of the world population over the age of 15 smokes?
According to the American Medical Association, there are approximately 440,000 premature deaths caused by smoking in the U.S. annually. The related economic loss is estimated to be $157 billion annually. (True/False) "Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States."
The "Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health" was a milestone in publicly and officially linking smoking to cancer and other serious diseases. Luther Terry, MD, was Surgeon General of the U.S. at the time. In which year was this published?
(True/False) Wayne McLaren and David McLean are both "Marlboro Men" who both died from lung cancer.
Tobacco companies spent $9.6 billion in 2000 to advertise their products. This is up 42% from two years prior at the time of the tobacco settlement. Why, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, was the largest part of that increase seen in marketing at retail stores?
the cost per "impression" is lower than print advertising
primarily to reach teenagers
because they can't advertise on television
to promote brand loyalty
Besides lung cancer, other cancers are more common in smokers than non-smokers. Which of these cancers is NOT more common in smokers than non-smokers?
cancer of the bladder
cancer of the esophagus
all of these cancers are more common in smokers.
cancer of the cervix
COPD, or "Smoker's Lung", begins from the ages 35-45. The lung function starts to decline at that age for all people, but at a rate of about 3 times the normal rate for smokers than for non-smokers. The symptoms of COPD are increased breathlessness when climbing up steps or inclines. In the late stages, extreme breathlessness and eventual suffocation lead to death. Approximately what percentage of people who die from COPD are smokers?
The association between smoking and cancer is well documented. Which of these maladies is NOT linked to smoking?
All of these are linked to smoking
increased impotence in men
increased fertility problems
thicker and rougher skin
(True/false) It has been shown that smoking can shave approximately 7-8 years off a person's life expectancy, on the average.
If the mother of a baby smokes, the baby is twice as likely to be premature, have low birth weight, suffer from inflammation of the middle ear, and even suffer from nicotine addiction before birth. (True/False) Children of smokers are twice as likely to suffer from crib death.
Approximately how many years does it take for someone who quits smoking to decrease to having about the same chance of developing lung cancer as a non-smoker?
it never happens
Aside from the risk of lung cancer, which of these has NOT been positively linked to secondhand smoke?
asthma and allergies in children
irritation of the eyes and chest.
Which of these is a benefit of quitting smoking?
All are benefits to quitting smoking
Improvement of your senses of smell and taste
General improvement in health
Less heart strain
(True/False) The best strategy for quitting smoking is to taper off slowly, until you completely quit.
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