Presentation on theme: "TOBACCO What you should know about nicotine"— Presentation transcript:
1 TOBACCO What you should know about nicotine Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in tobaccoNicotine increases heart rate and blood pressureNicotine is highly addictiveNicotine use produces physical dependence
2 Smoking ActivityWhat will happen to your oxygen intake while exercising?
3 What is that feeling? This is called emphysema This activity was designed to show you the problems smokers face on a daily basis. Whether it is daily tasks or strenuous exercise, smokers have problems breathing!Emphysema is the constriction of the breathing pipe
4 Responsible Decision Making Model Answer these questions yes or no. (why or why not)Is it harmful to smoke cigarettes?Is it safe to smoke cigarettes?Is it legal to smoke cigarettes?Will you show respect for yourself if you smoke?Will your parents or guardian approve if you smoke?Will you demonstrate good character if you smoke?A friend has started smoking cigarettes. He or she tells you, “Smoking makes you look older. You should try it. You’ll get some respect.”What is the responsible decision to make in this situation?
5 What is the cost of smoking? Do the math!!!$7.00 pack3 packs a week$21 x 52 weeks = $1,092With so many smokers needing to take sick days from work, this cost the economy $97.6 billion a year in lost productivity.What does $1,092 mean to YOU???
6 Why smoking is harmful Ten reasons not to smoke now or later To prevent nicotine addictionTo protect the heart and blood vesselsTo prevent respiratory infectionsTo prevent cancerTo prevent emphysemaTo prevent asthmaTo prevent chronic bronchitisTo have a healthful appearanceTo have healthful relationshipsTo save money
7 Why secondhand smoke is harmful Secondhand smoke is exhaled smoke and sidestream smoke is the smoke from a burning cigarette or cigar.Ten reasons to stay away from secondhand smokeIt increases the risk of cancerIt irritates the eyes, throat and lungsIt can cause headachesIncreases the risk of respiratory infectionsIncreases the risk of heart diseaseCan bring on an asthma attackIt causes your hair and clothes to smellSmelling like smoke may lead others to think you smokeIncreases the risk of being in a fireBurning ashes can get on your clothes
8 Why tobacco ads are misleading Ads try to make tobacco use look fun, appealing, attractive and harmless.Ways tobacco ads try to tempt youThey show people having funAds show people who appear popularThey show attractive peopleThey show people who look healthyTobacco ads show places that are clean and fresh-mountains, streams, beaches
9 Why smokeless tobacco is harmful Chewing tobacco is chopped tobacco that is chewed and snuff is powdered tobacco that is placed between the cheek and gums.Ten reasons not to use smokeless tobacco now or laterTo prevent addictionTo protect the heart and blood vesselsTo prevent cancerTo prevent tooth decayTo prevent gingivitisTo prevent periodontal diseaseTo prevent stomach problemsTo have a healthful appearanceTo maintain social skillsTo save money
10 How to say no to tobacco use Use resistance skills when pressured to use tobacco. Say no in a firm voice, feel confident for making a responsible decision. Give reasons for saying NO to tobacco use.Reasons to giveIt’s addictiveWant to protect the heart and lungsPrevent cancerYou do not want to offend others and want a pleasant odor and smileYou want to save moneyYou want to protect the health of othersYou want a healthful appearance and social skillsYou are aware that most people do not approve of smokingYou do not want to develop emphysema or bronchitis
11 REVIEW Describe the physical and psychological dependence on nicotine What are some reasons not to smoke?What are five reasons to stay away from secondhand smoke?What are some reasons not to use smokeless tobacco?How do tobacco ads tempt you?What are the resistance skills used to say no to tobacco?