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  • 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.

  • Second-hand smoke: Environmental tobacco smoke that is inhaled involuntarily or passively by someone who is not smoking.  (http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=13423)
    Nicotine is the chemical in cigarettes that make them addictive.

                     

  • Tobacco is the prepared leaves, as used in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/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.

    Second-hand smoke: Environmental tobacco smoke that is inhaled involuntarily or passively by someone who is not smoking.  (http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=13423)

    Nicotine is the chemical in cigarettes that make them addictive.

Each day about 3,500 people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, while an additional 1,100 become regular smokers.#003399; FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-DECORATION: none; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; text-underline: none; mso-ansi-language: EN" lang=EN>http://www.livestrong.com/article/166605-effects-of-teen-smoking/#ixzz2AhbANd2Z

·         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.

·         Cigarette smoking approximately doubles a person's risk for stroke

·         Secondhand smoke exposure causes heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults.

·         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

·         Children's bodies are still developing, and exposure to the poisons in secondhand smoke puts them at risk of severe respiratory diseases and can hinder the growth of their lungs.

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Falling heart rate and blood pressure
  • Fatigue, drowsiness, and insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating

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·         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.

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals

http://www.quitsmokingsupport.com/whatsinit.htm

increases stress

alters brain chemistry

broncospasm

Increases phlegm production

Persistent cough

Decreases physical performance

Thrombosis

Constricts blood vessels

Increases heart rate

Increases blood pressure

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0264.pdf

Sidestream: Smoke that passes from a cigarette into the surrounding air, rather than into the smoker's lungs

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sidestream+smoke

Mainstream: Smoke that is exhaled by a smoker (in contrast to "sidestream smoke" that comes from a burning cigarette

www.ctri.wisc.edu/Home/Glossary.html

In high concentrations nicotine acts as a nerve poison and it is used in insecticides. However, in small amounts, nicotine is a stimulant that enhances brain activity and concentration and improves cognitive processing as well as a person's memory. On the downside, nicotine increases blood pressure and heart rate, causes you to breathe faster and less deeply and it constricts the arteries

http://www.helpwithsmoking.com/effects-of-nicotine.php

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