The Impact of Smoking on the U.S.
All About Tobacco
Tobacco-dried leaves processed for smoking: the dried leaves of a plant of the nightshade family, processed primarily for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/search?q=define+tobacco&qpvt=tobacco+definition&FO RM=DTPDIA
There are nine main 9 chemicals in a cigarette
3800 people under the age of 18 begin smoking every dayhttp://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fast_facts/
Carcinogens- A cancer-causing substance or agent
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.http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/cigarettesmoking/cigarette-smoking-tobacco
Nicotine withdrawal creates anxiety, irritability, headache, hunger, and a craving for cigarettes or other sources of nicotine.
Percentage of smokers who want to quit altogether is 70%http://www.statisticbrain.com/quitting-smoking-statistics/
Some effects of smoking include Smokers cough, Raise blood pressure, Teeth unsightly and yellow, Frequent headaches, Tooth decay, Bronchitis, Emphysema, Chronic airway obstruction, Stroke Lung disease, 90% of men’s lung cancer is from smoking, 80% of women lung cancer is from smoking
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, and cigarette smoking causes most cases.
Inflammation and swelling of the lining of the airways, leading to narrowing and obstruction generally resulting in daily coughecome narrowed.
.lung condition causing breathing impairment: a chronic medical disorder of the lungs in which the air sacs are dilated or enlarged and lack flexibility, so that breathing is impaired and infection sometimes occurs
1) Secondhand smoke comes from both the smoke that smokers exhale (mainstream smoke) and the smoke coming from the end of the cigarette, cigar, or pipe (sidestream smoke).
2) Sidestream smoke (smoke that comes from the end of a lighted cigarette, pipe, or cigar) and mainstream smoke (smoke that is exhaled by a smoker). http://www.lung.org/associations/states/colorado/tobacco/secondhand-smoke.html
3) 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. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/general_facts/index.htm
4) 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. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke
1) Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant found in tobacco that is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream when smoked. http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/drugs_nicotine.html
2) High doses of nicotine have deleterious effects on the body, including nausea, vomiting, paralysis, respiratory depression, coma and severe cardiovascular impairment. http://www.livestrong.com/article/219099-what-are-the-physical-effects-of-using-nicotine/