The Effects of Smoking By: Ms Hope
Cigarettes kill more people than all of these combined Murders Alcohol Drugs Suicides Motor Vehicle Injuries HIV
Compared with Nonsmokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of… • coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times • stroke by 2 to 4 times • men developing lung cancer by 23 times • women developing lung cancer by 13 times • dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) by 12 to 13 times.
Blood Pressure Exercise Tolerance • Blood Clots
Rates of cancers related to cigarette smoking vary widely among members of racial/ethnic groups but are the highest among African-American men.
Emphysema Occurs when the tiny air sacs in the lungs become inflamed, over-stretched, and rupture
Bronchitis An inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection
Pneumonia Inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection
Cigarette chemicals damage the collagen and elastin in the skin which leads to Premature Wrinkles
Smoking while pregnant causes… • Infertility • Preterm delivery • Low birth weight • Stillbirth • SIDS
Why is all of this important??? More than 80% of adult smokers begin smoking before age 18.
Class Activity • Now we are going to the gym and you are going to see what it feels like to be a long-term smoker. • Does anyone have Asthma?