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1 TOBACCO What you should know about nicotine Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in tobacco Nicotine increases heart rate and blood pressure Nicotine is highly addictive Nicotine use produces physical dependence

2 Smoking Activity What 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) 1. Is it harmful to smoke cigarettes? 2. Is it safe to smoke cigarettes? 3. Is it legal to smoke cigarettes? 4. Will you show respect for yourself if you smoke? 5. Will your parents or guardian approve if you smoke? 6. 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 pack 3 packs a week $21 x 52 weeks = $1,092 With 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 1. To prevent nicotine addiction 2. To protect the heart and blood vessels 3. To prevent respiratory infections 4. To prevent cancer 5. To prevent emphysema 6. To prevent asthma 7. To prevent chronic bronchitis 8. To have a healthful appearance 9. To have healthful relationships 10. To 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 smoke 1. It increases the risk of cancer 2. It irritates the eyes, throat and lungs 3. It can cause headaches 4. Increases the risk of respiratory infections 5. Increases the risk of heart disease 6. Can bring on an asthma attack 7. It causes your hair and clothes to smell 8. Smelling like smoke may lead others to think you smoke 9. Increases the risk of being in a fire 10. Burning 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 you 1. They show people having fun 2. Ads show people who appear popular 3. They show attractive people 4. They show people who look healthy 5. Tobacco 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 later 1. To prevent addiction 2. To protect the heart and blood vessels 3. To prevent cancer 4. To prevent tooth decay 5. To prevent gingivitis 6. To prevent periodontal disease 7. To prevent stomach problems 8. To have a healthful appearance 9. To maintain social skills 10. To 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 give It’s addictive Want to protect the heart and lungs Prevent cancer You do not want to offend others and want a pleasant odor and smile You want to save money You want to protect the health of others You want a healthful appearance and social skills You are aware that most people do not approve of smoking You do not want to develop emphysema or bronchitis

11 REVIEW 1. Describe the physical and psychological dependence on nicotine 2. What are some reasons not to smoke? 3. What are five reasons to stay away from secondhand smoke? 4. What are some reasons not to use smokeless tobacco? 5. How do tobacco ads tempt you? 6. What are the resistance skills used to say no to tobacco?


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