What is tobacco?
Tobacco is a green, leafy plant that is grown in warm climates. After it is picked, it is dried, ground up, and used in different ways. It can be smoked in a cigarette, pipe, or cigar. It can be chewed (called smokeless tobacco or chewing tobacco) or sniffed through the nose (called snuff).
What are the chemicals inside
Smoking effects almost every organ of the body. Smoking can
cause many diseases and reduces the health of smokers in general. More deaths
are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle
injuries, suicides, and murders combined. The adverse health effects from
cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one of
every five deaths, each year in the United States.
Percent of people that smoke
- . Percentage of U.S. adults who were current smokers in 2010:9
- •19.3% of all adults (45.3 million people)
- •31.4% non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native
- •25.9% non-Hispanic multiple race
- •21.0% non-Hispanic white
- •20.6% non-Hispanic black
- •12.5% Hispanic
- •9.2% non-Hispanic Asian
Definition-Substance capable of causing cancer in living tissueIn
In 2004 over 5 and a half billion cigarettes were smoked
Effects of tobacco on your body
2. Yellow teeth
3. Trouble with blood circulation:
4. Lessened glowing of your skin:
6. Lessened ability to smell the lovely flowers
7. Lessened lung capacity
8. Lower Energy
9. Bad breath
10. Less oxygen for your brain
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1371919
Stat on cancer, stroke and heart Disease
The risk of developing lung cancer is about 23 times higher among men who smoke cigarettes and about 13 times higher among women who smoke cigarettes compared with never smokers.Cigarette smoking increases the risk for many types of cancer, including cancers of the lip, oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, larynx (voice box), lung, uterine cervix, urinary bladder, and kidney. Rates of cancers related to cigarette smoking vary widely among members of racial/ethnic groups but are highest among African-American men.
Smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Cigarette smokers are 2–4 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than nonsmokers. Cigarette smoking approximately doubles a person's risk for stroke.
Cigarette smoking causes reduced circulation by narrowing the blood vessels (arteries). People who smoke have a much greater risk of developing peripheral vascular disease than nonsmokers. Smoking causes abdominal aortic aneurysm. Secondhand smoke exposure causes heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults. Nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke at home or work increase their heart disease risk by 25–30% and their lung cancer risk by 20–30%. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm
Definition of COPD
-COPD' (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) used to describe lung damage resulting in airflow restriction. Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammatory condition in the lungs that causes the respiratory passages to be swollen and irritated, increases the mucus production and damages the lungs. In emphysema, there is a slightly different problem developing in the lungs as the walls between the tiny grape-shaped air sacs or alveoli are damaged and break down. They then form into much larger airspaces and there is less surface for gas exchange, so oxygen intake is less and the person feels breathless.
Definition of secound and smoking
Definition of Sidestream and mainstrem smoke
Health impact on Children
In children aged 18 months or younger, secondhand smoke exposure is responsible for
· an estimated 150,000–300,000 new cases of bronchitis and pneumonia annually, and
· approximately 7,500–15,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States
Statistics on secondhand smoke and disease
what is the chemical that makes the tobacoo addictive
Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant found in tobacco that is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream when smoked.
What does Nicotine do to the brian and body
: Nicotine decreaes your appetite, increases heart rate, cognitive arousal, and decrease in tension.
Nicotine withdrawal creates anxiety, irritability, headache, hunger, and a craving for cigarettes or other sources of nicotine.