The Impact of Smoking on the US


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

Five Effects of Tobacco on the Body

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals http://www.quitsmokingsupport.com/whatsinit.htm

Effects of Smoking

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

Nicotine's Effect

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" class=Normal__Char>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

Carcinogens- Chemicals found in cancer that are known to cause cancer.




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