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Tobacco. True/False. As long as someone remains a light smoker, that person will not experience the harmful effects of smoking You have to use tobacco products for many years before the tobacco has harmful effects on you

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  • As long as someone remains a light smoker, that person will not experience the harmful effects of smoking
  • You have to use tobacco products for many years before the tobacco has harmful effects on you
  • Chewing tobacco is safer than smoking tobacco because no smoke gets into the lungs
  • The smoke that comes from the tip of a burning cigarette is not as dangerous to your health as the smoke that is in inhaled by the smoker
  • At high doses, Nicotine is a nerve poison
  • Nonsmokers get fewer colds than smokers
what is tobacco
What is Tobacco
  • A plant that is processed, the leaves of the tobacco plant are combined with hundreds of other ingredients called additives.
  • Additives are chemicals that keep the tobacco moist and help it burn longer and taste better
chemicals found in tobacco
Chemicals Found in Tobacco
  • Nicotine:
  • Acetone
  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzopyrne
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Methanol
  • Methane
  • Ethanol
  • Tar
  • Decreases the appetite
  • Increases heart rate by around 10-20 beats per minute.
  • Increases blood pressure by 6 or 10 mmHg.
  • Stimulates memory and alertness.
  • One might notice symptoms of nicotine withdrawal within 2-3 hours after your last use of tobacco .
  • People who use a greater amount of tobacco products are more likely to have withdrawal symptoms.
types of tobacco
Types of Tobacco

Smoking Tobacco Smokeless Tobacco

Cigarette Smoke Snuff (Dip/Chew)

Pipe Tobacco


Herbal cigarettes




Herbal Cigarettes

Pipe Tobacco


why people use tobacco
Why People Use Tobacco
  • Looks cool
  • Friends use it
  • Family use it
  • Advertising
  • Curiosity
  • Rebellion
danger of tobacco use
Danger of Tobacco Use
  • Respiratory problems
    • Chronic bronchitis
    • Emphysema
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer
    • Lung
    • Mouth
short term effects
Short-Term Effects
  • Stimulates the brain reward system
  • Increases heart rate and blood pressure
  • Increases breathing rate
  • Increases blood-sugar levels
  • Stimulates the vomit reflex
long term effects
Long-Term Effects
  • Addiction
  • Bronchitis and Emphysema
  • Heart and Artery Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Immune System Suppression
  • Sense of Smell
  • Discoloration and stains on teeth
  • Plaque build up
  • Loose teeth
  • Gum Disease (gingivitis)
effects of smoke on non smokers
Effects of Smoke on Non-Smokers
  • Sidestream smoke
  • Mainstream smoke
  • Environment Tobacco Smoke (Secondhand Smoke)
social and emotional effects
Social and Emotional Effects
  • Breaking rules
  • Social strain
forming a tobacco addiction
Forming A Tobacco Addiction
  • Nicotine
  • Tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal
reasons to quit
Reasons to quit
  • Smoking is unhealthy
  • Smoking is expensive
  • Smoking looks unattractive
  • Smoking stinks
  • Smoking damages your skin
  • Set a quitting date
  • Change your habits
  • Set goals
  • Get support
  • For those who are quitting may have withdrawal symptoms and peak about 2-3 days later.
  • Symptoms could include
    • An intense craving for nicotine
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Drowsiness or trouble sleeping, as well as bad dreams and nightmares
    • Feeling tense, restless, or frustrated
    • Headaches
    • Increased appetite and weight gain
    • Problems concentrating
helpful tools to refusing tobacco
Helpful Tools to Refusing Tobacco
  • Be honest
  • Give a reason
  • Suggest an alternative
benefits to being tobacco free
Benefits to being tobacco free
  • Get fewer colds, sore throats, and asthma attacks
  • You will live longer and have a healthier life
  • Your teeth are not stained, less chance of bad breath, and less chance of chronic gum disease
  • Do not smell like smoke all the time
  • Not exposing love ones to harmful chemicals in smoke
  • Do not have to break an addiction to tobacco
  • Friedman, D., Stine, C., & Whalen S. (2004). “Lifetime HEALTH.” Tobacco

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