Tobacco and it’s effects. By Todd Corabi Some information taken from Glencoe Health pre-made powerpoints from Teen Health series. FACT: Smoking and Obesity are the 2 single highest causes of preventable death in the United States. . Forms of Tobacco.
By Todd Corabi
Some information taken from Glencoe Health pre-made powerpoints from Teen Health series
FACT: Smoking and Obesity are the 2 single highest causes of preventable death in the United States.
Tobacco products are made from the Tobacco plant. The can be smoked, inhaled, chewed and absorbed.
Cigarettes (which most of this powerpoint will focus on) are made from shredded tobacco leaves.
A single puff of tobacco smoke contains
more than 4000 chemicals
Most of these chemicals prevent the body
from functioning the way it should
Between 43-80 these chemicals cause cancer
In the United States, more than 400,000 people die each year because of smoke-related illnesses.
Wanting to look “cool”
Wanting to be just like a favorite celebrity
Parents or family members use tobacco
Too hooked to be able to quit
Other: readily available, social settings, to fit in, do not believe facts, addicted due to second hand smoke?
Cigarettes contain 3 different components that cause harm to the body
the drug in tobacco. It is a stimulant and highly addictive
a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced when tobacco burns
a sticky brownish liquid that coats any part of the body that smoke touches including the lining of the lungs and causes diseases
Although most of this power point concerns cigarettes, shredded tobacco leaves are also used in cigars and pipes.
Dangers of using cigars or pipes:
Nicotine: type of drug = stimulant
is as addictive or more so a drug as cocaine or heroin.
Nicotine addiction leads to more diseases and deaths than all other addictions combined.
Reducing or cutting off the supply of nicotine causes withdrawal.
A tobacco user first becomes psychologically dependent on tobacco.
Psychological dependence leads to addiction because a person believes that he or she needs a drug in order to feel good or function normally although they really do not
To break a psychological dependence on tobacco, users need to change their habits.
Physical dependence is an addiction in which the body develops a chemical need for a drug.
Physical dependence on tobacco is directly related to nicotine.
As a person continues to use tobacco, the body’s tolerance for nicotine increases.
Tolerance is the body’s need for larger and larger doses of a drug to produce the same effect.
Tar can stick to any of these inside organs and things within and around them such as the teeth in your mouth and sinus cavities
Flap of tissue in back of mouth that covers the trachea to prevent food from entering it
air; nose lined
Two tubes that branch from the trachea; one tube leads to each lung
Tube in throat that takes air to and from lungs
Two large organs that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide
Harmful chemicals include but are not limited to…..
is a deadly
is known to cause blindness.
Formaldehyde is an irritating, acidic gas used in laboratory disinfectants and preservatives.
Tobacco smoke damages
the alveoli. This damage may
lead to emphysema.
Smokers are also between
12 and 22 times more likely
to develop lung
Some long term effects of smoking include………………
increase the risk
of cavities and gum
Taste Buds die.
linked to cancers
of the mouth, throat,
Tobacco use is
Smokers have at least
twice the risk of
cancer as nonsmokers.
can also put users
at risk of developing
Tobacco use reduces
the flow of oxygen
to the brain, which
can lead to a
is a chronic inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs.
Disease in which alveoli harden and disintegrate; symptoms include extreme difficulty breathing; almost entirely caused by smoking
No known cure;
pure oxygen can
of cells that produce
abnormally in lungs;
often caused by smoking
Survival rates are
Exposure to secondhand smoke causes people to become passive smokers.
Passive smoking is harmful because:
As a nonsmoker, you have the right to:
Laws protecting the rights of nonsmokers:
Tobacco use during pregnancy is associated with the following:
Infants whose mothers smoke during and after pregnancy are three times more likely to die from a condition known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome than are infants whose mothers do not smoke.
Children of smokers experience higher rates of allergies, asthma, chronic bronchitis, ear infections, and heart problems.