Impact of Smoking on the United States
Tobacco- nicotine-rich leaves of an American plant that is dried up and grounded to be formed into a cigarette, pipe, or cigar
Chemicals in a cigarette
How many people Smoke?
Tobacco is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths every year
Nearly 443,000 deaths per year
Smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than non-smokers
Definition: A substance that can cause cancer in living tissue
60 chemicals of Carcinogens in Smoke
Effects of Smoking
5 Effects of Smoking on the Body - Cancer, emphysema, heart disease, shortens life expectancy, hurt physical activity such as running.
Heart Disease/ Stroke
Cancer-Causes coronary Heart Disease
Doubles a person's risk for stroke
Causes reduced circulation by narrowing the blood vessels
Cancer: is 23 times higher for men and 13 times higher for women compared to nonsmokers
Chronic Bronchitis: a form of lung disease in which a person coughs up phlegm for several months every year. It is associated with cigarette abuse.
Emphysema: A condition in which the air in the lungs are damaged, causing breathlessness
2nd Hand Smoke
Second Hand Smoke - Smoke that comes from people that smoke and floating smoke from cigarettes
Children: Causes Ear Infections, Respiratory Infections, more frequent asthma attacks
Statistics: An estimated 46,000 deaths from heart disease in 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 children
Between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in children with 7,500 to 15,000 hospitalizations each year
Chemical: Nicotine - a highly addictive stimulant in tobacco which quickly absorbed into the bloodstream
Decreases heart rate, decreased appetite, decreases "Tension" - High doses could cause nausea, respiratory depression, coma, etc.
3 Symptoms of Nicotine withdrawal: Fatigue, sore gums, dry mouth, cough, headache
70% of smokers want to quit smoking- http://www.statisticbrain.com/quitting-smoking-statistics/