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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


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?




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

Lets defeat the evil

Lets Defeat the Evil …

And create a tobacco free society

and Create a Tobacco Free Society

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