Presentation on theme: "TOBACCO Americas #1 Killer. The Smoking Roller Coaster nicotine goes into the bloodstream, the bodys defenses swing into action, heart beat increases,"— Presentation transcript:
TOBACCO Americas #1 Killer
The Smoking Roller Coaster nicotine goes into the bloodstream, the bodys defenses swing into action, heart beat increases, blood flow increases, blood vessels constrict, blood pressure increases, metabolic (chemical) processes increase,
The Smoking Roller Coaster more oxygen is pumped through the brain, adrenaline is released into the blood, the liver releases fuel sugars to the blood, fuel sugars are burned in the body cells faster, to break down the effects of nicotine, effects of the nicotine began to wear off,
The Smoking Roller Coaster the body begins a counter reaction to artificial, stimulation by slowing down the reaction, heart beat begins to slow down, carbon monoxide in blood slows down body, feelings of relaxation set in, lower fuel sugars cause fatigue & depression, the need to smoke is a demand for fuel sugars.
Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use On Males damages the tiny blood vessels in the penis, this prevents proper blood flow for erection, causes a 50% higher rate of impotence, the risk increases as you get older, long term smokers tend to be physiologically about 8 years older than their actual age
Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use On Women earlier menopause, higher rates of osteoporosis, increased risk of stroke, reduced fertility, problems during pregnancy, miscarriages, premature birth
Harmful Effects of Tobacco Use On the Unborn & New Born reduced infant birth weight, increased risk of miscarriage, intrauterine growth retardation, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), stillbirth, respiratory infections in 1st 5 years of life, nicotine exposure through breast milk, lower IQ
The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco Within 20 minutes of the last cigarette: Blood Pressure drops to normal Pulse rate drops to normal Body temperature of hands and feet increase to normal After 8 hours: Carbon monoxide level in blood drops to normal Oxygen level in blood increases to normal After 24 hours: Chance of heart attack decreases
The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco After 48 hours: Nerve endings start regrowing Ability to smell and to taste things increases After 72 hours: Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier Lung capacity increases After 1 to 9 months: Coughing, congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath decrease Cilia reactive in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, reduce infection
The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco After 5 years: Lung cancer death rate for the average smoker (1 pack a day) goes from 137/100,000 to 72/100,000 After 10 years: Lung cancer death rate for the average smoker drops to 12 deaths/100,000, almost the rate of nonsmokers Precancerous cells are replaced Cancers of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney, and pancreas decrease
The Benefits of Quitting Tobacco Quitting helps the children! Women who quit smoking before becoming pregnant have infants of the same birth weight as those born to women who never smoked. 17% to 26% of low birth weight births could have been prevented by not smoking. Just cutting down has little or no benefit.
Emphysema: air cannot move in and out of the lungs because alveoli become blocked or lose elasticity