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Tobacco. True/False. As long as someone remains a light smoker, that person will not experience the harmful effects of smoking You have to use tobacco products for many years before the tobacco has harmful effects on you

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  • As long as someone remains a light smoker, that person will not experience the harmful effects of smoking

  • You have to use tobacco products for many years before the tobacco has harmful effects on you

  • Chewing tobacco is safer than smoking tobacco because no smoke gets into the lungs

  • The smoke that comes from the tip of a burning cigarette is not as dangerous to your health as the smoke that is in inhaled by the smoker

  • At high doses, Nicotine is a nerve poison

  • Nonsmokers get fewer colds than smokers

What is tobacco
What is Tobacco

  • A plant that is processed, the leaves of the tobacco plant are combined with hundreds of other ingredients called additives.

  • Additives are chemicals that keep the tobacco moist and help it burn longer and taste better

Chemicals found in tobacco
Chemicals Found in Tobacco

  • Nicotine:

  • Acetone

  • Formaldehyde

  • Benzopyrne

  • Carbon Monoxide

  • Hydrogen Cyanide

  • Methanol

  • Methane

  • Ethanol

  • Tar


  • Decreases the appetite

  • Increases heart rate by around 10-20 beats per minute.

  • Increases blood pressure by 6 or 10 mmHg.

  • Stimulates memory and alertness.

  • One might notice symptoms of nicotine withdrawal within 2-3 hours after your last use of tobacco .

  • People who use a greater amount of tobacco products are more likely to have withdrawal symptoms.

Types of tobacco
Types of Tobacco

Smoking Tobacco Smokeless Tobacco

Cigarette Smoke Snuff (Dip/Chew)

Pipe Tobacco


Herbal cigarettes




Herbal Cigarettes

Pipe Tobacco


Why people use tobacco
Why People Use Tobacco

  • Looks cool

  • Friends use it

  • Family use it

  • Advertising

  • Curiosity

  • Rebellion

Danger of tobacco use
Danger of Tobacco Use

  • Respiratory problems

    • Chronic bronchitis

    • Emphysema

  • Cardiovascular Disease

    • Cardiovascular disease

  • Cancer

    • Lung

    • Mouth

Short term effects
Short-Term Effects

  • Stimulates the brain reward system

  • Increases heart rate and blood pressure

  • Increases breathing rate

  • Increases blood-sugar levels

  • Stimulates the vomit reflex

Long term effects
Long-Term Effects

  • Addiction

  • Bronchitis and Emphysema

  • Heart and Artery Diseases

  • Cancer

  • Immune System Suppression

  • Sense of Smell

  • Discoloration and stains on teeth

  • Plaque build up

  • Loose teeth

  • Gum Disease (gingivitis)

Effects of smoke on non smokers
Effects of Smoke on Non-Smokers

  • Sidestream smoke

  • Mainstream smoke

  • Environment Tobacco Smoke (Secondhand Smoke)

Social and emotional effects
Social and Emotional Effects

  • Breaking rules

  • Social strain

Forming a tobacco addiction
Forming A Tobacco Addiction

  • Nicotine

  • Tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal

Reasons to quit
Reasons to quit

  • Smoking is unhealthy

  • Smoking is expensive

  • Smoking looks unattractive

  • Smoking stinks

  • Smoking damages your skin


  • Set a quitting date

  • Change your habits

  • Set goals

  • Get support


  • For those who are quitting may have withdrawal symptoms and peak about 2-3 days later.

  • Symptoms could include

    • An intense craving for nicotine

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Drowsiness or trouble sleeping, as well as bad dreams and nightmares

    • Feeling tense, restless, or frustrated

    • Headaches

    • Increased appetite and weight gain

    • Problems concentrating

Helpful tools to refusing tobacco
Helpful Tools to Refusing Tobacco

  • Be honest

  • Give a reason

  • Suggest an alternative

Benefits to being tobacco free
Benefits to being tobacco free

  • Get fewer colds, sore throats, and asthma attacks

  • You will live longer and have a healthier life

  • Your teeth are not stained, less chance of bad breath, and less chance of chronic gum disease

  • Do not smell like smoke all the time

  • Not exposing love ones to harmful chemicals in smoke

  • Do not have to break an addiction to tobacco


  • Friedman, D., Stine, C., & Whalen S. (2004). “Lifetime HEALTH.” Tobacco

    Unit. Austin Texas. A Harcourt Education Company.