How savvy are you about smoking? The answers to our 20-question quiz may surprise you. Learn interesting facts about smoking and your health.
Question 1 of 20
Cigarette smoking kills nearly 420,000 people each year.
Question 2 of 20
Smoke inhaled from a cigarette reaches and affects the brain faster than intravenous drugs.
Question 3 of 20
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals.
Question 4 of 20
Smoking affects sexual and reproductive health only in women smokers.
Question 5 of 20
Although smoking damages the inside of your body, it causes no external permanent damage to a smoker's appearance.
Question 6 of 20
If you're undergoing any type of surgical procedure, you should quit smoking in advance of surgery.
Question 7 of 20
Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma.
Question 8 of 20
One cigar can contain as much tobacco as an entire pack of cigarettes.
Question 9 of 20
The highest smoking ethnic group is white non-Hispanics.
Question 10 of 20
Smoking increases your risk for developing osteoporosis.
Question 11 of 20
Cigarette smoking makes people somewhat hyperglycemic, causing them to eat less.
Question 12 of 20
The effect of nicotine lasts for only 30 minutes.
Question 13 of 20
Nicotine can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Question 14 of 20
Millions of people try to quit smoking yearly; only ten percent of them succeed.
Question 15 of 20
Smoking wakes up the tiny hairs in your lungs that clean out nasty matter.
Question 16 of 20
If an adult absorbed all of the nicotine in three or four cigarettes, he or she would die.
Question 17 of 20
All of smoking’s negative effects are reversible.
Question 18 of 20
Smoking can affect your sense of taste and smell.
Question 19 of 20
Most alcoholics are also smokers.
Question 20 of 20