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Smoking and Tobacco Use. Did you know?. More than 1,000 people in the U.S. die each day from smoking-related illness Smoking kills more people each year than AIDS, fires, car accidents, murders, suicides, alcohol and other drugs combined . Why is tobacco so bad? .

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did you know
Did you know?
  • More than 1,000 people in the U.S. die each day from smoking-related illness
  • Smoking kills more people each year than AIDS, fires, car accidents, murders, suicides, alcohol and other drugs combined.
why is tobacco so bad
Why is tobacco so bad?
  • Tobacco is toxic to your body.
  • Tobacco is addictive. Once you start using it your body starts needing it.
  • Tobacco can kill you!
  • Each time you smoke a cigarette you are taking away 5 to 20 minutes of your life.
what is in tobacco and cigarettes lots of toxic chemicals
Carbon Monoxide-auto exhaust, gas chambersCarbon Dioxide Carbonyl Sulfide Benzene (1) Toluene-industrial solvent, in explosivesFormaldehyde (2)- body tissue preserverAcrolein-aquatic herbicide=burned glycerol

Acetone-poisonous solvent, nail polish removerPyridine-poisonous solventMethylpyridine-insecticide solvent Vinylpyridine Hyrogen Cyanide-rat poison, gas chambersHydrazine-rocket fuel chemical

Ammonia-poisonous, cleaning agent for toilets and floorsMethylamine-tanning agentDimethylamine-tanning acceleratorNitrogen Oxides Nitrosodimethylamine Nitrosodiethylamine Nitrosopyrrolidine Formic Acid-caustic solventAcetic Acid-caustic solventMethyl Chloride-poisonous refrigerantButadiene Particulate Matter-animal carcinogenNicotine-insecticide, cockroach killerAnatabine Phenol-toilet bowl disinfectant

What is in tobacco and cigarettes?Lots of toxic chemicals!
Catechol-tanning, dyeing agentHydroquinone-photographic developing agentAniline-industrial solventToluidine-agent in dye manufactureNapthalamine-mothballsAminobiphenyl Benz(a)anthracene Benzo(a)pyrene Cholesterol Butyrolactone Quinoline-specimen preservativeHarman Nitrosonornicotine NNH Nitrodiethanolamine Cadmium Nickel Zinc-anti-corrosion coating for metalsAluminum-metalTitanium-metalCopper-metalMercury-metal

Silicon-metalSilver-metalGold-metalPolonium-210-radioactive elementBenzoic Acid-tobacco curing agentLactic Acid-caustic solvent Glycolic Acid-metal cleaning agentSuccinic Acid-agent in Lacquer manufacturePCDDs and PCDFs –dioxins, dibenzofurans Hexamine-barbecue lighterStearic Acid-candle waxCadmium-rechargeable batteriesArsenic-poisonButane-cigarette lighter fluidPropylene Glycol-antifreeze

why do people smoke and chew
Why do people smoke and chew?
  • Advertisements make it look attractive
  • Peer pressure
  • Some people think it helps with weight control
  • Some people think it helps reduce stress
  • Their parents do it
  • Rebellion
smoking is expensive
Smoking is expensive!
  • If a pack of cigarettes is about $4/pack then it would cost you about $1,500/year.
  • Think of how many CD’s, clothes, movie tickets you could buy with that money.
tobacco ads
Tobacco Ads
  • Advertisements make tobacco use look hip, cool, and glamorous.
don t be fooled
Don’t Be Fooled!
  • Each year tobacco advertisers spend big bucks to push their products.
  • Current tobacco ads target women, minorities, and teens.
  • They associate cigarettes and tobacco with popular themes such as success, popularity, glamour, risk-taking.
take a look at how unrealistic ads are
Take a look at how unrealistic ads are
  • How long will that woman have beautiful skin and gorgeous teeth if she keeps smoking?

Are you really more of a man if you smoke? What girl is going to kiss you with that stinky breath?

the real story
The Real Story
  • Janet Sackman, Lucky Strike’s former cover girl, has had her larynx removed due to throat cancer.
  • Wayne Mclaren, former Marlboro Man, has died of lung cancer.
  • David Goerlite, a former Winston man has suffered a stroke.
  • David Millar, another former Marlboro Man has died from emphysema.

All of the models smoked the products

they promoted.

reality check

Reality check

This is what smokers really look like

i m young this stuff won t happen to me for a long time
I’m young. This stuff won’t happen to me for a long time.
  • You may think that you are young and these problems only occur when you get old, but it all starts when you start smoking. You are probably already feeling the effects.
  • Teen smokers have a harder time competing in sports because of shortness of breath, decreased circulation, and rapid heart rate.
  • Smokers are more likely to miss a “big game” because they get sick more often with colds, flu, bronchitis, and pneumonia.
not impressed
Not Impressed?
  • Think about the more immediate effects:
    • Bad breath
    • Yellow teeth
    • Stinky clothes
  • Sniff a dirty ashtray to see what a smoker really smells like to non-smokers.
staying or becoming smoke free
Staying or Becoming Smoke-Free
  • Tobacco ads may make you feel like everyone is doing it but they are not.
  • Only about 28% of high school students smoke.
  • That means about three out of every four don’t smoke.
how can i quit
How can I quit?
  • First give yourself a pat on the back for wanting to quit. That is the first step.
  • Quitting is not easy, remember nicotine is addictive.
  • You can do it if you set your mind to it!
strategies to help you quit
Strategies to help you quit
  • Get support: ask your parents or friends. If they smoke and are not interested then find a support group in person or online.
  • Set a quit date: Mark it on your calendar and tell your friends and family.
  • Throw away your cigarettes and chew- ALL of it. Get rid of the ashtrays and lighters too.
  • Wash all your clothes. Get rid of the cigarette smell.
  • Think about triggers:
    • Avoid those situations
    • Substitute something else for cigarettes
physical symptoms you may have after quitting
Physical symptoms you may have after quitting
  • Headaches or stomachaches
  • Crabbiness, jumpiness, depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Dry mouth or sore throat
  • Desire to pig out

The symptoms will pass so be patient and don’t sneak a smoke or a chew or you will have to deal with the symptoms longer.

more strategies to help you quit
More strategies to help you quit
  • Keep yourself busy
  • If you are having trouble with the strategies you may need to talk to a doctor who can give you some suggestions.
  • Don’t give up!
  • Reward yourself. Use the money that you would have used to buy cigarettes to buy yourself something special.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Smoking: Facts for Teens
  • CDC: Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
  • Developed by Bridget Robinson, RN, BSN,SNM
  • University of Kansas School of Nursing HETC Project