Risks of Tobacco Use. Objectives Describe the long-term health risks of tobacco use. Identify the long-term risks of exposure to secondhand smoke. Examine how smoking by a pregnant woman can affect her body. Key Words: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Chronic bronchitis
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Disorder in which alveoli (air sacs) in lungs can no longer function properly
Alveoli lose shape & elasticity
Less O2 get in & less CO gets out
Less area for gas exchange
Always suffer shortness of breath
Dangers of Secondhand Smoke
Avoiding Secondhand Smoke
Federal, State, local laws prohibit smoking in public places
Less socially acceptable = less common smoking
Ask smokers not to smoke around you.
Do not allow guests to smoke in your house or car.
Pick restaurants that do not allow smoking.