Tobacco

Five effects of tobacco on the body: (http://www.girlshealth.gov/substance/smoking/tobaccotext.cfm)

Smokers have trouble breathing because smoking damages the lungs.

Smoking causes dry, yellow skin and wrinkles.

Smoking increases your heart rate and blood pressure and causes heart disease and heart attacks.

Nicotine, the drug that makes tobacco addictive, goes to your brain very quickly.

Tobacco ruins some of your taste buds, so you won't be able to taste your favorite foods as well.

Each day about 3,500 people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, while an additional 1,100 become regular smokers.http://www.livestrong.com/article/166605-effects-of-teen-smoking/#ixzz2AhbANd2Z

·        Carcinogens- Chemicals found in cancer that are known to cause cancer. ·         More than 7,000 different chemicals have been found in tobacco and tobacco smoke. Among these are more than 60 chemicals known to cause cancer (carcinogens) (http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/cigarettesmoking/cigarette-smoking-tobacco)   ·         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. ·         Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)- involving constriction of the airways and difficulty or discomfort in breathing. ·         A condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.  

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