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The Truth About Tobacco Use…. Rick Gale Gallatin County Tobacco Use Prevention Program Montana Tobacco Advisory Board. So… What do you really now about tobacco and nicotine addiction?. Tobacco use can be contributed to about _____ deaths in the U.S. each year. 50,000 100.000 440,00

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the truth about tobacco use
The Truth About Tobacco Use…

Rick Gale

Gallatin County Tobacco Use Prevention Program

Montana Tobacco Advisory Board

so what do you really now about tobacco and nicotine addiction
So… What do you really now about tobacco and nicotine addiction?
  • Tobacco use can be contributed to about _____ deaths in the U.S. each year.
  • 50,000
  • 100.000
  • 440,00
  • Smoking cigarettes changes _____ .
  • the amount of a brain chemical that allows us to experience pleasure
  • the amount of blood that flows to the brain
  • the number of things we worry about
so what do you really now about tobacco and nicotine addiction1
So… What do you really now about tobacco and nicotine addiction?
  • Tobacco use can be contributed to about _____ deaths in the U.S. each year.
  • 50,000
  • 100.000
  • 440,000
  • Smoking cigarettes changes _____ .
  • the amount of a brain chemical that allows us to experience pleasure
  • the amount of blood that flows to the brain
  • the number of things we worry about
quiz tobacco addiction
Quiz: Tobacco Addiction
  • Cigarette smoke contains _____ chemicals.
  • 4,000
  • 1,000
  • 400
  • Cigarette smokers are addicted to _____ .
  • Tar
  • Carbon monoxide
  • nicotine
quiz tobacco addiction1
Quiz: Tobacco Addiction
  • Cigarette smoke contains _____ chemicals.
  • 4,000
  • 1,000
  • 400
  • Cigarette smokers are addicted to _____ .
  • Tar
  • Carbon monoxide
  • nicotine
quiz nicotine addiction
Quiz: Nicotine Addiction
  • After a puff of a cigarette, nicotine is in the brain in _____ seconds.
  • 8
  • 18
  • 80
  • In the brain, nicotine locks into receptors on neurons making the smoker feel _____.
  • irritable
  • sleepy
  • Alert and satisfied
  • Source: National Institute On Drug Abuse
quiz nicotine addiction1
Quiz: Nicotine Addiction
  • After a puff of a cigarette, nicotine is in the brain in _____ seconds.
  • 8
  • 18
  • 80
  • In the brain, nicotine locks into receptors on neurons making the smoker feel _____.
  • irritable
  • sleepy
  • Alert and satisfied
  • Source: National Institute On Drug Abuse
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Tobacco Marketing…Approximately3,900 people under the age of 17 will pick up a cigarette this year.
what s in a cigarette
What’s in a Cigarette?
  • There are about approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes.
  • When burned, they create more than 4,000 chemicals.
  • At least 50 of these are known to cause cancer and many are poisonous.
chemicals in tobacco smoke and other places they are found
Chemicals in tobacco smoke, and other places they are found:
  • Acetone-found in nail polish
  • Acetic Acid-an ingredient in hair dye
  • Ammonia-a common household cleaner
  • Arsenic-used in rat poison
  • Butane-used in lighter fluid
  • Cadium-active component in battery acid
  • Carbon Monoxide-released in car exhaust fumes
  • Formaldehyde-embalming fluid
chemicals in tobacco smoke
Chemicals in tobacco smoke
  • Hexamine-found in barbecue lighter fluid
  • Lead-used in batteries
  • Napthalene-an ingredient in moth balls
  • Methanol-a main component in rocket fuel
  • Nicotine-used as insecticide
  • Tar-material used for paving roads
  • Toulene-used to manufacture paint

Source: American Lung Association

national anti smoking tv ads
National Anti-Smoking TV Ads

Real People, Not Actors

  • Many of the people seen in Tips ads started smoking in their early teens, and some were diagnosed with life-changing diseases before they were age 40. Some are nonsmokers who developed serious illnesses from exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • The ads feature suggestions, or "tips," from former smokers on how to get dressed when you have a stoma or artificial limbs, what scars from heart surgery look like, and reasons why people have quit smoking.
health warnings on cigarette packages
Health Warnings on Cigarette Packages
  • 1966-1970: Caution: Cigarette Smoking May be Hazardous to Your Health
  • 1970-1985: Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health
  • 1985-2013: SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking Cause Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy
health warnings
Health Warnings
  • 1985-2013: SUGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Qutting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks to Your Health.
  • 1985-2013: SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Smoking By Pregnant Women May Result in Fetal Injury, Premature Birth, And Low Birth Weight.
  • 1985: SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: Cigarette Smoke Contains Carbon Monoxide.
electronic cigarettes
Electronic Cigarettes
  • Manufacturers of electronic cigarettes are using the same slick tactics long used to market regular cigarettes to kids.
  • They have celebrity spokespeople, ads with rugged men and glamorous women just like the Marlboro Men and Virginia Slims women of old, race car sponsorships, sweet flavors and even a cartoon pitchman.
e cigarettes
e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes have not been fully studied so consumers currently don’t know:

  • the potential risks of e-cigarettes when used as intended,
  • how much nicotine or other potentially harmful chemicals are being inhaled during use, or
  • if there are any benefits associated with using these products.
  • Additionally, it is not known if e-cigarettes may lead young people to try other tobacco products, including conventional cigarettes, which are known to cause disease and lead to premature death.
our pets and secondhand smoke
Our pets and secondhand smoke

While much is often said about the dangers of direct smoking and the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure to humans, there is also evidence that dogs, cats, and other pets are also adversely affected.  

pets and secondhand smoke
Pets and secondhand smoke

How:

  • By ingestion of cigarette or cigar butts which contain toxins.
  • By drinking water that contains cigar or cigarette butts (which can have high concentrations of nicotine).
  • By breathing secondhand smoke.
  • By ingestion of nicotine replacement gum and patches. 
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Pets and secondhand smoke

Health Effects:

  • Breathing problems in dogs and asthmatic-like symptoms in cats.
  • Respiratory difficulties and respiratory paralysis.
  • Feline lymphoma in cats.
  • Lung cancer and nasal cancer in dogs.
  • Death-From 1-5 cigarettes and from 1/3-1 cigar can be fatal if ingested.
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Smoking and Home Fires… Smoking is the number one cause of preventable home fire deaths across the country.
talking points for interview with media
Talking Points for Interview with Media
  • Despite the success of our tobacco control efforts, tobacco use will cause more deaths than HIV/AIDS, alcohol use, heroin use, homicides, suicides, motor vehicle crashes, and fires combined this year.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 440,000 Americans will die from smoking this year.
  • Here in Montana, on an average day, nearly 4 die prematurely from smoking related disease.
talking points for interview with media1
Talking Points for Interview with Media
  • Tobacco control requires continued efforts to eliminate tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.
  • It’s going to take all of us—youth, parents, teachers, health care providers, communities, states, schools, and policymakers—supporting policies, programs, and media campaigns to end the tobacco epidemic.