10 Pictures To Remind You Why Smoking Is Awful (PHOTOS)

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New York City teenagers can forget about buying cigarettes; at least legally.

New York City teenagers can forget about buying cigarettes; at least legally.

Under a bill passed by the NYC Council and endorsed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the legal age for purchasing tobacco products, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos will rise from 18 to 21.

The new minimum age, which will reportedly take effect six months after Bloomberg signs the bill, prompted a heated discussion over tobacco consumption among teenagers.

While the debate continues, here are ten pictures just to remind you why smoking is injurious to health.

Dental Problems:

Tartar:

Plaque:

Black Hairy Tongue:

Teeth Discoloration:

Oral Cancer:

Lung Cancer:

 

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