Presentation on theme: "Tobacco. Affecting the Mind and Body Tobacco is A Drug: When people use tobacco their bodies and minds feel different. Because tobacco causes these effects,"— Presentation transcript:
Affecting the Mind and Body Tobacco is A Drug: When people use tobacco their bodies and minds feel different. Because tobacco causes these effects, it is considered to be a drug.
Chemicals in Tobacco Nicotine- causes addiction, found in tobacco leaves.
Facts Nicotine raises blood pressure, increases heart rate, and contributes to heart disease and stroke. Once addicted, people need more tobacco to satisfy the craving for nicotine.
Chemicals in Tobacco Tar- A thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns that coats the lungs. Tar can keep the body from filitering out harmful particles in air.
Chemicals in Tobacco Carbon Monoxide- Colorless, odorless, poisonous gas found in tobacco that is absorbed easier in the body than oxygen. Carbon Monoxide replaces oxygen in the body, thereby depriving the tissues and cells of oxygen.
Smokeless Tobacco Chewing Tobacco: coarsely chopped tobacco leaves that contain flavorings and additives much like the tobacco in cigarettes. Dip: finely chopped tobacco leaves. It is placed between the cheek and gum.
Components of Tobacco Carcinogen- Cancer causing substance in tobacco How many carcinogens do you think are in cigarettes? How many carcinogens do you think are in smokeless tobacco?