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Choosing to be tobacco free. Ch. 20 Lesson 2. Why do teens use tobacco?. Control weight Make them look cool/mature Stress reliever Peer Pressure. Tobacco Legislation.

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why do teens use tobacco
Why do teens use tobacco?

Control weight

Make them look cool/mature

Stress reliever

Peer Pressure

tobacco legislation
Tobacco Legislation

In 1998, tobacco companies and 46 states reached a legal settlement that restricts tobacco advertising aimed at young people. Tobacco companies are required to fund ads that will discourage teens from using tobacco products.

Non-Smoking States: 25 States + District of Columbia

how to avoid tobacco
How to Avoid Tobacco

Surround yourself with positive influences

Reduce Peer Pressure

Use Refusal Skills

why quit
Why Quit?

Health Problems


Damaging effects of secondhand smoke

Not controlled by an addiction

nicotine withdrawal vocab
Nicotine Withdrawal (Vocab)

The process that occurs in the body when nicotine, an addictive drug, is no longer used.

Symptoms: Irritability, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, sleep disturbance and cravings.

nicotine substitutes vocab
Nicotine Substitutes (Vocab)

Products that deliver small amounts of nicotine into the user’s body while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit.

Examples: Patches, Gum, Electronic Cigarettes and inhalers

tobacco cessation program vocab
Tobacco Cessation Program (Vocab)

A course that provides information and help for people who want to stop using tobacco.


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