Drugs Lesson 7

By:Nico Novelle


Second hand smoke- When non-smokers are exposed to SHS it is called involuntary smoking or passive smoking {http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke}  Mainstream Vs. Sidestream Smoke       Sidestream smoke – smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar {http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke}                             Mainstream smoke – the smoke exhaled by a smoker { http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke}     Impact on Children-Between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections (lung and bronchus) in children under 18 months of age, with 7,500 to 15,000 hospitalizations each year {http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke}  Second Hand Smoking and Disease Stats-

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  

Nicotine makes smoking addictive

Nicotine on the body- increased reflexes and heart rate, Decrease in hunger and eating   (http://www.livestrong.com/article/92349-effects-nicotine-body/)

Signs of withdrawal

·         Headache ·         Nausea ·         Constipation or diarrhea ·         Falling heart rate and blood pressure ·         Fatigue, drowsiness, and insomnia ·         Irritability ·         Difficulty concentrating ·         Anxiety ·         Depression ·         Increased hunger and caloric intake ·        

Increased desire for the taste of sweets Tobacco                                                    http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/understanding-nicotine-withdrawal-symptoms

68.8% of people want to quit!

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