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Silsbee High School FCCLA members headed to regionals

Photo of FCCLA logo Trio come together for an awareness campaign on dangers of tobacco

Silsbee High School FCCLA members Shawni Roby, Lacy Musslewhite, and Tonia Baneulos will be competing in the Regional FCCLA Contest February 15-17. They have joined together in a project titled "Don't Get Hooked on Tobacco Use."

Part of the project requirements is having facts posted in a community area. The team has made posters for students at the high school, educated students at SES and Laura Reeves.

The students compiled information on the dangers of tobacco use.

Each cigarette reduces your life by 11 minutes

Other than carbon monoxide, it is actually safer to enhale the exhaust of a car than smoke a cigarette 

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer. They include: 

  • Arsenic (used in rat poison)
  • Formaldehyde (embalming fluid)
  • Nicotine (used as an insecticide)
  • Cadmium (active component in battery acid)
  • Tar

Smokers die an average of 13 or 14 years earlier than non-smokers

Over 20 percent of all deaths in the US are from tobacco