Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.


Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Tobacco Use A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK!."— Presentation transcript:


2 Tobacco Use #1 cause of preventable disease and death in the United States Government requires that ALL tobacco products carry a warning label Every day, teens begin to smoke IT’S ADDICTIVE ….but treatable

3 Nicotine Addictive drug- a substance that causes physiological and psychological dependence. Nicotine- addictive drug found in tobacco leaves Stimulant- a drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart and other organs Increases blood pressure, increases heart rate, contributes to heart disease and stroke Once addicted, people need more and more nicotine to satisfy the craving!

4 Cigarette Smoke – A Toxic Mixture
Environmental smoke (secondhand smoke) is considered a Group A carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) Mainstream smoke The smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker Sidestream smoke The smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe or cigar (more dangerous b/c of higher concentration of carcinogens, nicotine and tar)

5 Tar A thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns
As tar penetrates the respiratory system, it destroys cilia (tiny hair-like structures that line the upper airways and protect against infection) Damages alveoli (air sacs), which absorb oxygen and rid the body Destroys lung tissue (making lungs less likely to function) More susceptible to disease

6 Carbon Monoxide Colorless, odorless and poisonous gas
Taken up more readily than oxygen so it deprives your body of needed O2 Increases risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and hardening of the arteries Contains 43 KNOWN carcinogens

7 Cigars and Pipe Smoking
Cigars contain more nicotine and produces more tar and carbon monoxide than cigarettes Can contain as much as a PACK of cigarettes Increases risk of lip, mouth and throat cancer

8 Smokeless Tobacco NOT SAFE!
Sniffed through the nose, held in mouth or chewed Delivers nicotine and carcinogens at 2-3 times the amount as delivered by a single cigarette Causes leukoplakia Cancers: throat, larynx, esophagus, stomach and pancreas

9 How it affects the body SHORT TERM: Changes in brain chemistry
Increased respiration and heart rate Dulled taste buds and reduced appetite Bad breath and smelly hair, clothes and skin

10 How it affects the body LONG TERM: Chronic bronchitis Emphysema
Lung Cancer Coronary heart disease and stroke

11 How it affects the body Nervous System: Respiratory System Addiction
Increased risk of stroke Respiratory System coughing, or “smoker’s hack” Increased risk of emphysema, lung cancer and chronic broncitis

12 How it affects the body Digestive System Increased risk of cancers
Increased risk of gum recession, tooth decay and tooth loss Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

13 How it affects the body Cardiovascular System Excretory System
Increased HR and BP Hardened arteries and decreased blood flow Increased risk of heart attack Excretory System Increased risk of cancer of the bladder and kidneys

14 Other consequences Legal Social Financial

15 What Happens When a Smoker Quits
Within 20 minutes: blood pressure and pulse rates drop. Body temperature in limbs returns to normal. Within 8 hours: oxygen levels return to normal In 24 hours: the chance of heart attack begins to decrease

16 In 48 hours: nerve endings begin to regrow
In 48 hours: nerve endings begin to regrow. Senses of taste and smell improve In 3 days: breathing becomes easier as lung capacity increases Within 2 weeks-3months: lung function up to 30% better Within 1- 9 months: lung cilia grow and coughing, sinus congestion and shortness of breath decrease

17 In one year: the risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half
In 5 years: the risk of lung cancer and cancer of mouth, throat and esophagus is reduced by 50%. Stroke risk is also decreased In 10 years: the risk of cancer of the bladder, kidney, cervix and pancreas decrease

18 Smoking Aerobics Write any two factors you know about smoking.
Write down your two most favorite physical activities.

19 Smoking Aerobics 3. Write two feeling words you experienced when doing aerobics while breathing through the straw 4. How can smoking affect your two favorite physical activities you wrote down in question two?

20 Group Activity – Anti-Smoking Ad
With your group, create a poster that is targeted at teens who wish to purchase tobacco products even though it is against the law. What to include: Catchy slogan (BE CREATIVE!!!!) What’s inside?? Harmful effects (Short term and long term) How it affects smokers and nonsmokers Benefits of living tobacco free

Download ppt "Tobacco Use A SERIOUS HEALTH RISK!."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google