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
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
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.
· Constipation or diarrhea
· Falling heart rate and blood pressure
· Fatigue, drowsiness, and insomnia
· Difficulty concentrating
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)