T O B A C C O. So…anybody have a light?. ALL forms of tobacco contain chemicals that are DANGEROUS to your health – there are no safe alternatives. Nicotine is the addictive element in cigarettes that keep people coming back for more.
One way Leukoplakia can develop is from continuous smokeless tobacco.
(SHORT TERM EFFECTS)
(LONG TERM EFFECTS)
MYTH: This is a safe alternative for smokers.
TRUTH: There are no safe alternatives. With the electronic cigarettes, you are able to control your level of nicotine. Where there is nicotine, there is addiction.
MYTH: There are no warning labels on the electronic cigarettes, they are very easy to get since they are available at many places, and they have a variety of delicious flavors therefore there is nothing harmful about them.
TRUTH: There are many harmful parts to these cigarettes (they contain nicotine, cancer causing chemicals, and more). The variety of flavors & availability appeals to young kids who can become hooked.
Baseball players do it – what’s the big deal?
Risks: leads to gum disease, nicotine addiction, & increased risk for oral cancer. Sounds good right? There’s more…it also causes LEUKOPLAKIAalong with the juices in the tobacco causing cancer of esophagus, pharynx, larynx, stomach, & pancreas. Yum!
“It’s just one cigarette…”
“Are you afraid to try something new?”
“You seem stressed out…smoking will help you relax.”
“You can always quit later when you’re older.”
“Everybody else does it.”
Emma\'s friend Megan lights up a cigarette every chance she gets — while she\'s cruising around with their friends on Friday nights, during breaks at the pizza place, before soccer scrimmages, even as she babysits her brother. Emma\'s worried — both for her friend\'s health and for her own. She\'s not sure Megan realizes how her habit could be affecting the health of the people she smokes around.
How much of this is influenced by his culture?
Is this child the person to blame? If not, who is responsible?
What are the dangers of smoking at such a young age?
Were your final thoughts about the boy the same at the end of the clip as they were at the beginning? Why/why not?