Which Drug Kills the most people every year? Tobacco products are responsible for: 100,000 to 130,000 deaths in this country every year! & 15,000 deaths though passive smoking!
. • Yellow staining on the fingers. • Breath smells of stale smoke. • Clothes and hair smell of stale smoke. • More facial wrinkles that a person of a similar age. • Dull greyish skin. • Skin that heals poorly. • Hair loss in both men and women. • Bloodshot eyes. • Stained teeth. • Poor gum condition.
How Smoking Tobacco Effects you Internally. • Tobacco contains drug called Nicotine which is highly physically addictive. • When smoke is inhaled, nicotine effects the brain after approximately 8 seconds. • Speeds up heart rate, increases blood pressure. • Can give small stimulant effect.
Chemicals in cigarette smoke are absorbed into your blood stream from the lungs and circulate around the body. These chemicals make the blood vessels narrow. They also cause blood cells called platelets to become stickier, so increasing the chance of a clot forming.
Effects of smoking on the Blood Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke, joins onto the red protein of the blood cell called haemoglobin, reducing its ability to carry oxygen. In some smokers, up to half of the blood can be carrying carbon monoxide instead of oxygen.
Tobacco Associated Disorders Information taken from Project Charlie.
Men & Women’s Health Smoking may increase the risk of male sexual impotence by 50% Female Smokers may increase the risk of irregular and painful periods Female Smokers tend to develop male-like body shape & More likely to develop cancer of the cervix Smokers are more likely to develop cancer of the penis