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IS WACKO Tobacco. Tobacco: A tall, leafy annual plant originally grown in South and Central America. Nicotine: A stimulant that is naturally found in.

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1 IS WACKO Tobacco

2 Tobacco: A tall, leafy annual plant originally grown in South and Central America. Nicotine: A stimulant that is naturally found in the tobacco leaves. (Main ingredient in cigarettes) It is highly addictive and is the main reason that people continue to smoke (to avoid the withdrawal symptoms) Stimulant: a drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart rate, and other organs.

3 Carcinogen: a cancer causing substance. Tar: a thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns. Tar Carbon Monoxide: a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Smokeless tobacco: tobacco that is sniffed through the nose, held in the mouth, or chewed. Leukoplakia: thickened white, leathery spots on the inside of the mouth that can develop into oral cancer

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5 Tobacco Nicotine Substitute: a product that delivers small amts. of nicotine into the user’s system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit. Ex. Nicotine patch or the nicotine gum. Environmental Tobacco Smoke: air that has been contaminated by tobacco smoke. Mainstream Smoke: the smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker. Sidestream Smoke: the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette.

6 Most new smokers who start smoking between the ages of will smoke for at least 15 years!!! 1 in 5 of those smokers will die from it!!! 90,000 new smokers worldwide EVERY DAY!!! 10 Million cigarettes are sold every MINUTE!!!

7 GOOD LUNG BAD LUNG SMOKING CAUSES LUNG CANCER Nicotine Cancer Tar Tumor Carbon Monoxide Healthy Cancer Free Clean

8 PLACES SMOKING AFFECTS THE BODY

9 Tobacco can be burned and inhaled in the form of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, ect. It can also be absorbed through the form of spit tobacco, chew, or snuff. New users may experience coughing, a dry, irritated throat, nausea, weakness, abdominal cramps, headache, and coughing/ gagging. This goes away once the smoker builds a tolerance for tobacco. Smokers start smoking because they feel that they can quit whenever they want.

10 Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. Second-hand smoke is toxic and considered a Group A carcinogen (most dangerous). Cigarettes contain 43 known carcinogens, including cyanide, formaldehyde, arsenic, and poisonous chemicals used in insecticides, paint, toilet cleaners, anti-freeze, and explosives.

11 LONG TERM EFFECTS Long-term effects are mainly on the bronchopulmonary and cardiovascular systems. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer (related to 90% of all lung cancer cases). An average smoker is 10 times more likely to get lung cancer than a non-smoker. Smoking is estimated to be responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths. It is also associated with cancers of the mouth, throat, colon, pancreas, bladder, kidneys, stomach, and cervix, and related to 75% of chronic bronchitis cases and 80% of emphysema cases.

12 SMOKING AROUND CHILDREN Smoking around your kids can not only get them hooked on the habit later on in life, but you are also giving them a huge head start on their way to lung cancer, emphysema and other tobacco related illnesses. This pile of cigarettes is disgusting enough to look at on its own but imagine how big the pile is for the cigarettes that were smoked to generate this much second hand smoke?

13 TEENS SMOKE FOR MANY REASONS AND OFTEN FOR THE SAME REASONS AS ADULTS DO: TO COPE WITH STRESS, TO CONTROL THEIR WEIGHT, AS A SOCIAL HABIT AND TO COMBAT BOREDOM. ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS TEENS START TO SMOKE IS PEER INFLUENCE - THEIR FRIENDS DO IT. STUDIES SHOW THAT THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR GIRLS. THERE'S CLEAR EVIDENCE THAT TOBACCO COMPANIES TARGET CHILDREN IN THEIR MARKETING. SOME OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE ARE SPORTS SPONSORSHIPS - FOR EXAMPLE, BOYS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO SMOKE IF THEY FOLLOW CAR RACING. MOVIES TOO - THE MORE KIDS SEES THEIR FAVORITE MOVIE STARS SMOKING ON THE SCREEN, THE MORE LIKELY THEY'LL TRY IT THEMSELVES. SOME RESEARCHERS THINK THAT TOBACCO ADVERTISING CARRIES EVEN MORE WEIGHT THAN PEER INFLUENCE. FINALLY, THE MAIN REASON THAT KIDS SMOKE IS THAT ADULTS DO. SMOKING IS SEEN AS ADULT BEHAVIOR AND KIDS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BE MORE GROWN UP. WHY TEENAGERS START SMOKING

14 Harmful chemicals Spit tobacco contains more nicotine than cigarettes do. It also contains over 3,000 chemicals, including 28 known cancer- causing chemicals. Spit tobacco causes oral cancer, and increases the risk of cancers of the throat, voice box and esophagus. On average, half of all oral cancer victims die within five years. CHEWINGCHEWING T O B A C C O

15 Tobacco Stimulant Leukoplakia Carcinogen Tar Mainstream Smoke Side-stream Smoke Addictive Drug Emphysema Carbon Monoxide Nicotine Nicotine Withdrawal Passive Smoke Smokeless Tobacco


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