Tobacco is a drug from the leaves of plants in the genus nicotenia

Tobacco is either chewed or smoked

10 Effects on the Human Body-

-Yellowing of teeth

-Gum disease

-Causes heart disease


-Lung Cancer


-Kidney damage

-Prevents red blood cells from carrying oxygen

-Lower levels of antioxidants

-Slower cell growth

Second hand smoke- smoke that one inhales when people around them smoke
Mainstream smoke- smoke directly inhaled
Sidestream smoke- smoke that goes directly into the air from a cigarette or pipe

Chemicals in a cigarette


-carbon monoxide




-acetic acid

-hydrogen cyanide

It's the nicotine that's addictive!!! It triggers the release of dopamine, thus relating smokig to pleasure.

3500 Kids Start Smoking Every Day!


  • Smoking doubles a person's chance of stroke
  • Smoking increases a person's chance of lung cancer 23-fold
  • Smoking increases a person's chance of heart disease 4-fold
  • Secondhand smoke causes everything from asthma attacks to SIDS in children
  • Nicotine withdrawal:
    • Cravings to smoke
    • Irritable, cranky
    • Insomnia
    • Fatigue
    • Inability to Concentrate
    • Headache
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Constipation, gas, stomach pain
    • Dry mouth
    • Sore tongue and/or gums
    • Postnasal drip
    • Tightness in the chest

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