Tobacco


Tobacco is a green, leafy plant that is grown in warm climates. When nicotine acts, it causes adrenaline to be released into your body. Adrenaline works in the “fight or flight” system of the body. It effects the brain by causing memory loss, high blood rate, hard breathing and many more factors. http://www.healthylivingnyc.com/article/43What are signs and symptoms of nicotine withdrawal? Sweating, headache, cramps, nausea http://www.quitsmokingsupport.com/withdrawal1.htmStats on smokers trying to quit. percent who want to quit: 70%only 40% will actually try to quit

Effects of smoking

heart disease, stroke, emphysema, cancer — including lung, throat, stomach, and bladder cancer.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/tobacco/smoking.html


Second hand Smoking

Second hand smoke: Cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke that is inhaled unintentionally by nonsmokers and may be injurious to their health if inhaled regularly over a long period http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/secondhand+smoke

Statistics on second hand smoke: Tobacco use causes 5 million deaths every year. Smokers die about 14 years younger than nonsmokers                              http://my.clevelandclinic.org/tobacco/statistics_about_tobacco_use.aspxStatistics on disease: 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and diabetes can be prevented. Chronic disease is responsible for 60% of all deaths worldwide

Smoke


mainstream smoke  smokesmoke that is exhaled by a smoker

Sidestream Smokesmoke  that comes from the end of a lighted cigarette, pipe, or cigar http://www.lung.org/associations/states/colorado/tobacco/secondhand-smoke.html



emphysem



disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/copd/


COPD


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