The Harmful Effects of Tobacco OBJ: I will analyze the harmful long-term effects of tobacco use and the addictive nature of nicotine
The Effects of tobacco use Examine the following pictures. Decide what happened and what type of tobacco caused the condition.
REVIEW What are the different forms of tobacco? What are some of the “ingredients” in cigarette smoke?
Emphysema caused by smoking cigarettes Emphysema damages and destroys air sacs of the lungs, reducing the lungs ability to bring in oxygen and remove carbon dioxide
Facts • 1 in 5 teenagers smoke cigarettes. • Teenage smoking is often an early warning sign for future problems such as alcohol and marijuana use and drop in grades • 9 out of 10 teens do not find smoking attractive • 90% of adult smokers began at or before age 18 • Smoking kills more people than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined What do you find interesting about these facts?
AT the end....Quick Write Write a letter to Sade encouraging her to abstain from using tobacco products. Include information on the addicting nature of nicotine and the harmful effects of tobacco in your letter. Include: Topic Sentence Linking words and phrases (First,In addition, Lastly) Use details and facts (For example,…) Concluding sentence
How Tobacco affects the body • Brain: Stroke • Mouth: dulls taste buds, stains teeth, tooth decay, gum disease, mouth cancer • Lungs: Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema, Lung cancer • Stomach: ulcers • Kidneys: Kidney cancer • Bladder: Bladder cancer • Bones: osteoporosis • Throat: Cancer of the larynx and esophagus • Heart: Heart disease • Liver: Cirrhosis of the liver • Spine: Vertebral cancer • Reproductive System: decrease sex drive, cervical cancer, impotence in males, decrease in fertility • Pregnancy: risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, low birth weight baby
What do the chemicals in tobacco do to the body? Class Activity: Get a partner and a roll of stickers.
Video: I can’t breath Class activity: “Straw” and “Coffee Stirrer”Activity
Secondhand smoke Children exposed to second hand smoke are more likely to have respiratory problems, ear infections, and asthma attacks. • If you are at home, with a pack a day smoker, for one day = you smoking 3 cigarettes. • If you are in the car, with the windows closed, for one hour = you smoking 3 cigarettes. • If you are at a baseball game, sitting behind a smoker, for three hours = you smoking 1 cigarette. • If you are at a party, where a lot of people are smoking, for three hours = you smoking 4 cigarettes. What can you do to avoid secondhand smoke?
Why is it so addicting? • Tobacco contains nicotine, which stimulants the mind, body, and spirit. • Eventually will need more to get the same effect • Use tobacco as a coping mechanism (instead of dealing with the real issue)
Ways To Help You Resist Nicotine • Avoid triggers • Delay for 10 minutes to pass craving • Exercise • Practice relaxation techniques • Ask for help (support system) • Remember the benefits to quitting • Try nicotine replacements • Chew on gum or hard candy
Sade’s story Sade: age 15 Sade has many responsibilities including school, part-time job, and taking care of siblings Sade’s father is abusive
the decision… Her friends told her that cigarettes would help to relieve her stress and anxiety. Sade remembers that the store on the corner does not ask for ID to buy cigarettes. She decides to go…..
Quick Write Write a letter to Sade encouraging her to abstain from using tobacco products. Include information on the addicting nature of nicotine and the harmful effects of tobacco in your letter. Include at least three strong points or reasons Include: Topic Sentence Linking words and phrases (First,….) Use details and facts (For example,…) Concluding sentence
Example of letter Dear Sade, Topic Sentence: I am writing this letter to strongly encourage you to abstain from using tobacco products. Linking words and phrases: First, tobacco contains nicotine. Facts and details: Nicotine is a stimulant and is highly addictive. Concluding sentence: Due to the addicting nature of nicotine and the long term harmful effects of tobacco, I would advise that you do not use tobacco products.
HOMEWORK Interview a smoker and a non-smoker
Anti-tobacco advertisement • Continue to work on your anti-tobacco advertisement with your partner...