Impact of Smoking on the US
- Tobacco- dried leaves processed for smoking usually found in cigarettes.
- Nine chemicals used in a cigarette.
- 3800 people under the age of eighteen start smoking each day.
- Carcinogens- a cancer causing substance or agent.
- Sixty chemicals have been found in tobacco and tobacco smoke known to cause cancer.
Effects of Smoking
- Smoker's cough
- Raise of blood pressure
- Yellow teeth
- Frequent headaches
- Tooth decay
- Chronic airway obstruction
- Lung disease
Effects of Smoking Continued...90% of men's lung cancer is caused by smoking whereas 80% of women's lung cancer is caused by smoking. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and cigarette smoking causes most cases.
COPD- is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs.
Chronic bronchitis-inflammating and swelling of the lining of the airways.
- Comes from both the smoke that smokers exhale (mainstream smoke) and the smoke coming from the end of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe (sidestream smoke).
- In children 18 months or younger, secondhand smoke exposure is responsible for an estimated 150,000-300,000 new cases of bronchitis and pneumonia annually.
- An estimated 46,000 deaths from heart disease from people who are current non smokers.
- About 3,400 lung cancer deaths in non-smoking adults.
- Worse asthma and asthma-related problems in up to 1 million asthmatic.
- Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant found in tobacco that is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream when smoked.
- High doses of nicotine has effects on the body: nausea, vomiting, paralysis, respiratory depression, coma and severe cardiovascular impairment.
- Nicotine withdrawal creates anxiety, irritability, headache, hunger, and a craving for cigarettes or other sources of nicotine.
- 70% of smokers want to quit all together.