What is the difference between: Use? Misuse? Abuse? Addiction? Tobacco
Tobacco, Alcohol & Drugs Use: The act of using a substance. Misuse: When substances are used in ways they were not meant to be used. Abuse: Unnecessary or improper use of substances for non-medical reasons. Addiction: Use of a substance known to be physically, psychologically, and/or socially harmful.
Tobacco Forms of Tobacco Cigarettes Cigars Smokeless Tobacco: “dip” or “chew” Pipes
Tobacco What is in tobacco? o Nicotine: a stimulant that makes cigarettes addictive o Formaldehyde: a preservative o Chemicals: found in paint, toilet cleaner, antifreeze o Tar: a thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns o Carbon monoxide: colorless, odorless, poisonous gas
Benefits of being a Non-smoker Being able to take a deep breath Being able to taste food and have the full sense of smell Having endurance and energy during physical activity Being able to use money for other things being free from addiction to nicotine Reducing the risks of heart disease, cancer, and leading respiratory diseases. Feeling good that you are not polluting the air of those around you
Tobacco facts: Adult nonsmokers who die each year from exposure to secondhand smoke: approx. 50,000 Kids under 18 alive today who will ultimately die from smoking (unless smoking rates decline): 6,000,000+ People in the USA who currently suffer from smoking- caused illness: 8.6 million Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined, Of all the kids who become new smokers each year, almost a third will ultimately die from it. In addition, smokers lose an average of 13 to 14 years of life because of their smoking. Lets take a look at the visual…
Tobacco435,000 1 Poor Diet and Physical Inactivity365,000 1 Alcohol85,000 1 Microbial Agents75,000 1 Toxic Agents55,000 1 Motor Vehicle Crashes26,347 1 Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs32,000 2 Suicide30,622 3 Incidents Involving Firearms29,000 1 Homicide20,308 4 Sexual Behaviors20,000 1 All Illicit Drug Use, Direct and Indirect17,000 1, 55 Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Such As Aspirin7,600 6 Marijuana0707 “ The leading causes of death in 2000 were tobacco (435,000 deaths; 18.1% of total US deaths), poor diet and physical inactivity (400,000 deaths; 16.6%), and alcohol consumption (85,000 deaths; 3.5%). Other actual causes of death were microbial agents (75,000), toxic agents (55,000), motor vehicle crashes (43,000), incidents involving firearms (29,000), sexual behaviors (20,000), and illicit use of drugs (17,000).”
Tobacco facts: Total annual public and private health care expenditures caused by smoking: $1.95 billion (WA); $96 billion (Nationwide) Annual federal and state government smoking-caused Medicaid payments: $30.9 billion [Federal share: $17.6 billion per year. States’ share: $13.3 billion] $651 million (WA) (50% each) Federal government smoking-caused Medicare expenditures each year: $27.4 billion (100% federal funding) Other federal government tobacco-caused health care costs (e.g. through VA health care): $9.6 billion Annual health care expenditures solely from secondhand smoke exposure: $4.98 billion Productivity losses caused by smoking each year: $97 billion with $1.82 billion from Washington State alone! So what is the bottom line???
Tobacco facts: Average retail price per pack in the USA (including sales tax): $5.29 Smoking-caused health costs and productivity losses per pack sold in USA (low estimate): $10.47 per pack Packs of cigarettes consumed by kids each year: 800 million (roughly $2.0 billion per year in sales revenue) 12 million packs are purchased by students in the state of WA. do the math… $5.29 x 7= $ 37.03/week $37.03 x 4= $148.12/month $148.12 x 12= $1,777.44/year $1,777.44 x 10= $17,774.40/10 years $17,774.40 x 2= $35,548.80/20 years $17,774.40 x 3= $53,323.20/over 30 years time (if you make it that long)!!! And...lets not forget the other financial obligation …
Tobacco facts: Taxpayers yearly federal and state tax burden from smoking-caused gov’t spending: $70.7 billion ($625 per household per year in WA). do the math… $625 x 10= $6,250.00/every 10 years $6,250.00 x 2= $12,500.00/20 years $6,250.00 x 3= $18,750.00/30 years Add this to the cost of cigarettes over 30 years time: $18,750.00 + $53,323.20= $72,073.20 That is $72,073.20 spent to end up having lungs that look like…
Smoking: the deadliest habit but the most preventable and expressed in only two words…
ASSIGNMENT #4.1 Create a brochure (tri-fold) for an anti-smoking campaign. The following items will be a requirement for you to get credit for this assignment: The brochure must be colorful, convincing and factual The front of the brochure must present the purpose of the message you are trying to get out (i.e. it must tell me that it is an anti-smoking promotion through pictures, drawings, etc.) You must state recent facts (2010-present) about tobacco use and convince the reader that smoking is not a healthy practice This project should be turned in with the portfolio for completion