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HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO USE. AMELIA EARHART PHYSICAL EDUCATION Project RAD. TOBACCO. Smoking behaviors often begin in adolescence Advertisements encourage the idea that these behaviors are acceptable Smoking can have devastating effects on health. WHY PEOPLE USE TOBACCO.

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harmful effects of tobacco use

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO USE

AMELIA EARHART

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Project RAD

tobacco
TOBACCO
  • Smoking behaviors often begin in adolescence
  • Advertisements encourage the idea that these behaviors are acceptable

Smoking can have devastating effects on health

why people use tobacco
WHY PEOPLE USE TOBACCO
  • Most adolescents do not believe there is a great risk in smoking cigarettes
  • Friends and family smoke
  • Experimentation
  • Low self-esteem, susceptibility to peer pressure
  • Sensation-seeking, rebelliousness, anxiety
types of tobacco
TYPES OF TOBACCO
  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Snuff (more finely cut or powdered for sniffing or dipping)
you should know
YOU SHOULD KNOW
  • Smokers are more likely to die from heart attack or stroke
  • Women who take birth control pills and smoke increase their risk of heart attack several times
  • “Light” cigarettes do not lower the risk of heart disease
  • After quitting, recovery time for heart attack risk to reach that of a non-smoker is 3-9 years
why people continue to use tobacco
WHY PEOPLE CONTINUE TO USE TOBACCO
  • Nicotine addiction
  • It becomes a habit
  • It is perceived as pleasurable
    • Arousing and provides energy
    • Helps concentration and lifts mood
    • Reduces anger, tension, depression, and stress
effects of tobacco use
EFFECTS OF TOBACCO USE
  • Acute bronchitis
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema
  • Cardiovascular disease (hypertension and stroke)
  • Cancer
  • Periodontal disease
  • Osteoporosis
summary
SUMMARY
  • Tobacco use often begins during adolescence
  • Tobacco has harmful effects to the fetus or unborn child
  • Nicotine and THC harms the mind (brain) and body systems.
  • Tobacco has harmful chemicals
  • Nicotine is an addictive psychoactive drug