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TOBACCO: THE GREAT KILLER !. What is Tobacco?. It is the leaves of a plant called Nicotiana tabacum . There are more than 70 species of tobacco. How is Tobacco Processed?. Leaves are dried and powdered, through a process called ‘Curing’. How is Tobacco Used?. Beedis. Cigrarettes. Snuff.

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Tobacco the great killer
TOBACCO:THE GREATKILLER !


What is tobacco
What is Tobacco?

  • It is the leaves of a plant called Nicotianatabacum.

  • There are more than 70 species of tobacco.


How is tobacco processed
How is Tobacco Processed?

  • Leaves are dried and powdered, through a process called ‘Curing’


How is tobacco used
How is Tobacco Used?

Beedis

Cigrarettes

Snuff

Pan Masala


What does tobacco contain
What does Tobacco Contain?

  • Nicotine – Addiction causing Substance

  • Tar – a dark mixture of 4000 poisonous chemicals (many of them causing cancers)

  • Carbon Monoxide – a poisonous gas (same gas from car exhaust)


Why is tobacco dangerous
Why is Tobacco Dangerous?

  • It is the Biggest KILLER

  • It Kills 50,00,000 people every year !

  • 10,00,000 in India !

  • It causes more than 25 diseases !

  • Cost of tobacco use is Rs. 4500,000,000,000 every year globally.


Diseases caused by tobacco
Diseases Caused by Tobacco

Tobacco causes diseases in almost all parts of the body


Heart attack
Heart Attack

Heart Attack is caused by Tar in tobacco causing damage to the blood vessels of the heart


Brain damage stroke
Brain Damage & Stroke

Stroke is caused by Tar in tobacco causing damage to the blood vessels of the brain


Foot and leg ulcers
Foot and Leg Ulcers

Leg Ulcers are caused by Tar in tobacco blocking the blood vessels to the legs


Chronic bronchitis
Chronic Bronchitis

Chronic Bronchitis is caused by tobacco smoke destroying the healthy lung tissues

Normal Lung

Lung with Chronic Bronchitis


Lung cancer
Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is the most dangerous disease of tobacco smoking. Death is 100% sure.

Normal Lung

Lung with Cancer


Throat cancer
Throat Cancer

Tobacco causes

Throat Cancer


Stomach cancer
Stomach Cancer

Tobacco causes Stomach Cancer


Food pipe cancer
Food Pipe Cancer

Tobacco causes Food Pipe Cancer


Bladder cancer
Bladder Cancer

Tobacco causes Bladder Cancer


Mouth cancer
Mouth Cancer

Pan Masala causes Mouth Cancer


Passive smoking
Passive Smoking

Passive Smoking is Inhalation of tobacco smoke from someone else

This smoke contains 2 times more nicotine and tar than directly inhaled smoke.


Smoking during pregnancy
Smoking During Pregnancy

Inhalation of tobacco smoke during pregnancy causes birth defects in the baby


Benefits of quitting tobacco
Benefits of Quitting Tobacco

  • Within 8 hours, carbon monoxide level in body drops

  • Within 3 days, breathing becomes easier

  • Within 6 months, coughing, stuffy nose, tiredness gone

  • Within 1 year, risk of heart attack is cut in half

  • Within 10 years, risk of lung cancer is cut in half

  • Within 15 years, risk of heart attack is the same as a person who never smoked!


Other benefits of quitting
Other Benefits of Quitting

  • Set a good example for children!

  • Will no longer affect the health of others because of passive smoking!

  • More money to save or to spend on other things!

  • More energy to do the things you love!

  • Become a more acceptable person to every one!


Quitting is actually easy
Quitting is Actually Easy

Children can play an important role in making grown-ups quit the tobacco habit



And create a tobacco free society
and Create a Tobacco Free Society


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