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DOUBLE PAYMENTS

SMOKING DOGS

WHAT’S POISONING

NUNAVUT?

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THE TRUTH ABOUT

SECOND HAND

SMOKE - Page 14

MOST LITTERED

OBJECT

IN THE WORLD? - Page 8

IMAGES YOU WON’T BELIEVE - Page 4

BURN

YOUR MONEY - Page 6


page 4 Double Payments

page 12 Dogs Don’t Smoke

page 6 Burn Your Money

page 13 Did You Know?

page 8 Poisoning

page 14 Invisible Killer

page 9 Chew

page 10 Cigarette Smoke?

page 16 Don’t Make Me Sick

QUiT iT! Magazine is produced by the Government of Nunavut, Ministry of Health, Tobacco Programs. Copies are available free of charge to residents of Nunavut. It is available at youth centres and schools. Copies can also be obtained by contacting Nunavut Tobacco Programs office: tobacco@gov.nu.ca

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QUiT iT! cannot be reproduced in full or in part without written permission from the Government of Nunavut. The majority of content has been negotiated for one-time usage and cannot be transferred. Inquiries can be sent to tobacco@gov.nu.ca


DOUBLE YOUR ODDS OF CALLING IT QUITS Want to double your chances of quitting smoking

successfully? Don’t try to quit on your own. Use a Quitline. Nunavut’s Quitline is FREE. It is private and confidential and available in Inuktitut, English, Inuinnaqtun and French. You can quit, we can help–double your odds of beating tobacco: call a Quitline.

1-866-3NU-QUIT / 1-866-368-7848 Chat Online: NuQuits.gov.nu.ca (12 hrs/day in English)

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Tumours & Cancer Cigarette smoke is full of cancer窶田ausing substances, it damages and changes cells. The cells can start to divide too quickly and build up over time causing a TUMOUR.

You pay with your cash to buy smokes and then you pay with your health to smoke them.

Mouth Disease Smoking alters the normal function of gum tissue and can lead to MOUTH DISEASES.

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Stroke Cigarette smoke makes your blood thicker and more likely to clot. A STROKE happens when a clot blocks the supply of blood to the brain.

Nunavummiut spend $42 million a year on tobacco. The tobacco industry gets rich. Nunavummiut get sick. Many die. Photos courtesy of: ASH Thailand, European Commission, Australian Government National Tobacco Campaign, NYC DOHMH, World Lung Foundation and www.entusa.com

Gangrene

Lung Disease

Smoking damages blood vessels. Blood circulation and healing time are decreased. GANGRENE is tissue that is dead and must be removed.

When exposed to cigarette smoke, the cells that line your lungs are damaged. This damage can lead to a variety of LUNG DISEASES.

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Burn Your Money When you’ve saved up some cash, you can go buy yourself something. Or, if you’re a smoker, you can torch that cash on a regular basis buying smokes.

Quit It

or 2 Packs of Smokes $32.

NuSchool Ball Cap $35.

Quit It

or Xbox 360 4GB Console $179.

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11 Packs of Smokes $176.


Quit It

or 14 Packs of Smokes $224.

iPod Touch $219.

Quit It

or OPI Polish Collection $63.

4 Packs of Smokes $64.

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POISONING THE COUNTRY, POISONING OUR COUNTRY FOOD. Did you know that cigarette butts are the #1 most littered object in the world and can take up to 25 years to decompose?

Illustration: Jonathan Cruz, NuSchool

Cigarette butts poison our land and our food source. HERE’S WHY:

a cigarette filter’s job is to trap some of the lethal chemicals found in cigarette smoke. When thrown on the ground, the toxic chemicals trapped in the filter begin to leak out–and they threaten the quality of our water system and hurt living creatures.

Cigarette butts are also mistaken as food by birds, animals and marine life. These creatures can possibly become our food source. 8

Not yummy.


LOOK WHAT YOU COULD GET FROM A TIN OF

CHEWING TOBACCO

CANCER OF THE TONGUE

MOUTH CANCER Photos: Dr. Ghorayeb, www. ghorayeb.com, ASH Thailand, World Lung Foundation and www.entusa.com

HAIRY TONGUE

CANCER OF THE CHEEK

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WHAT IS IN CIGARETTE SMOKE? All kinds of stuff you would find in a garage can also be found in cigarette smoke.

NAPHTHALENE used in moth balls

LEAD used in some types of glass

STYRENE used in Styrofoam

AMMONIA used in fertilizer BENZENE found in gasoline

BUTADIENE used in rubber tires

FORMALDEHYDE & PHENOL used in disinfectant

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ACROLEIN, QUINOLINE, HYDROGEN CYANIDE, CATECHOL & NICOTINE used in pesticide


The chemicals you inhale in cigarette smoke are good for lots of things. Except your body.

CARBON MONOXIDE car exhaust

Thanks to Alberta Health Services / Former AADAC Tobacco Reduction Program. Resource developed by Calder Bateman.

ACETALDEHYDE used to silver mirrors

NAPHTHALENE used in paint

HYDROQUINONE & TOLUENE used in varnish

NICKEL & CADMIUM used in batteries

VINYL CHLORIDE used in garbage bags

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“Dogs don’t smoke. So why do tobacco companies test their deadly products on us?” The tobacco industry continues to test their products on animals. In the past, tests have included

cutting holes in dogs’ throats to have them breathe concentrated cigarette smoke for an entire year.

Visit www.ydouthink.com/animal-testing to view actual tobacco industry documents outlining cruel animal experiments. The reports were retrieved from the Legacy Tobacco Industry Documents Library at UCSF and can be examined by the public.

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Illustration: Jonathan Cruz, NuSchool

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SECONDHAND

SMOKE –THE INVISIBLE KILLER YOU CAN’T SEE IT. So you can’t control it. If you think smoking in one room or blowing smoke out an open window or door is controlling it, you are wrong.

Up to 85% of cigarette

smoke is invisible. It’s there long after a cigarette is butted out. It slips under doors, seeps into furniture, gets into other rooms. The only way to protect yourself completely from secondhand smoke is to ban it from your home, completely.

CHECK OUT NUNAVUT’S BLUE LIGHT PROGRAM Visit www.nuquits.ca to learn more about the Blue Light Campaign and how to make a difference in your community! 15


‘‘PLEASE,

DON’T MAKE ME SICK.’’ Photos: Mark Aspland and www.entusa.com

Secondhand smoke is very dangerous to babies and children’s health. Their lungs are still developing and can be easily damaged. Babies also breathe faster than adults, so they inhale more smoke.

Protect Nunavut’s children by limiting their exposure to secondhand smoke.

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ALLERGIES EAR INFECTIONS

TONSILLITIS + SORE THROAT

COLDS + RUNNY NOSE BRONCHITIS ASTHMA + PNEUMONIA 17


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