Snuff out tobacco Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Tobacco Free St. Louis- Kelly Rohan, Kylie Ruffner, and AngleaStrobel
Types of Tobacco Products • Smokeless Tobacco • Cigarettes • Cigars • Hookah
Hookah • Also known as water pipes • Used to smoke specially made flavored tobacco
Cigars • Dried and fermented tobacco rolled up • Often glamorized • Come in all ages, sizes, flavors • Cigars are made of cap, head, cigar band, and foot • Cigars are NOT safer than cigarettes
Cigarettes • Finely cut tobacco rolled into paper • Also known as cigs, smokes, stokes • 1 out of every 5 people worldwide smoke cigarettes • Come in unfiltered, filtered, lights, ultra-lights, wides, long/skinny, and menthol
Smokeless Tobacco • 6.1% of all high school students are current smokeless tobacco users. • Two main types • Chewing Tobacco • Snuff (“dip” and pouches) • NOT a healthy form of tobacco use
Health Effects of Smokeless Tobacco Use • Short Term • Ulcers • Mouth sores- 70% of smokeless tobacco users have mouth sores • Ruins sense of taste and smell • Increased blood pressure • Decreased athletic ability • Foul smelling breath • Stained teeth • Cavities • Gingivitis • Dizziness and nausea • Addiction
Health Effects of Smokeless Tobacco Use • Long Term • Cardiovascular Disease • Stroke • Cancer- mouth, esophagus, pharynx, larynx, stomach and pancreas, etc. • Gum Disease • Tooth and Bone Decay
HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK THE AVERAGE COST OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS IS? HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK YOU COULD SAVE IF YOU DIDN’T USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS??
Cost of Tobacco Use • Average pack of cigarettes- $4.50 • Average can of chewing tobacco- $3.00 • If you were to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day that would cost you $1,642.50 a year. • If you were to use a can of smokeless tobacco a day that would cost you $1,095 a year.
Cost of Tobacco Use • In other words… • In less than 2 weeks you could buy the new Halo 4 game. • In 1 month you could buy a pair of UGGs. • In 2 months you could buy an iPad.
If interested in quitting smoking or using tobacco products, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW