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bountyhunter830
What does tobacco do to you?
School project
                     




biolophile
Tobacco when smoked, ingested or chewed, releases Nicotine. Nicotine is a plant toxin that mimics natural chemicals found in the body, called nicotinamides. Nicotine attatches itself to the nicotinic receptors, which activate the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Basically, this means that it causes an immediate "fight-or-flight" rush, and then a relaxing feeling. The heart rate increases, blood pressure goes up, pupils dilate, breathing rate increases. In larger doses, tobacco can make a person violently ill and even kill them. There is enough tobacco in a pack of cigarettes to kill a person, if they were to eat it. There are other chemicals in tobacco, too. Some of them cause cancer. When tobacco is processed to be used in cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc, other chemicals are added. They help keep the tobacco from drying out, help it burn better, make it easier for the body to absorb, and other things. Many of those chemicals also cause cancer, birth defects, and other nasty stuff.


earthtaboo_2000
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not a damn thing..........


candi_k7
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I am answering this question because I am a former smoker and I know first hand some of the effects of smoking, I am not in anyway trying to make smoking sound attractive(it is not) I smoked for over 25 years and for the first few years it really didn't seem to do anything, all I knew was they calmed me when I was angry or nervous, I needed them at certain times of the day (they are very addicting to say the least) they also had a control over me to the point where if I was down to my last few dollars they took priority over almost everything else. When I tried to quit smoking for the first time I used (Wellbutrin) a drug for depression and I quit after 3 days of use and managed to stay away from them for about 3 months but when my brother died I went right back to smoking, they soothed my nerves once again, but I did not like the fact that I was having a difficult time with breathing(walking up hills or even singing became difficult)I needed to get rid of the addiction. I prayed and fasted and God literally took from me the desire to smoke and I have been off them for 6+ years.Since I gave up smoking the effect have become even more noticeable, I have developed asthma,I can not even get near a camp fire without having an outbreak so it keeps me from being able to go camping with my husband (something that I love to do).For the most part my breathing has improved (except for when I have outbreaks) so I would hate to see what I would be like if I had smoked these past 6+ years.Also my mom just died of lung cancer this past December she had smoked all her life she was 75,I'm not saying non smokers never get lung cancer but smoking increases the chance of it developing. I hope this helps you with your project and FYI I started smoking when I was 13 to look cool. If I had known then what I do now I would have done things differently.


rahim_nba91
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What you can do about tobacco use.

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If you are still smoking or chewing, get help and quit. It is tough to break free without support.
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Help young people by making your homes, businesses, and all public places tobacco free.
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Work with Project B.U.T.T. on prevention and cessation activities.
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Get involved with state and national groups that work with tobacco education and prevention.


What does tobacco do to the body

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The Nicotine in tobacco is a stimulant and a sedative to the central nervous system.
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The depression and fatigue, which follows stimulation always leads the user to seek more Nicotine.
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Nicotine is absorbed from the lungs or mouth into the bloodstream and then to the brain.
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Nicotine constricts blood vessels, and tobacco irritants thicken blood vessel walls. This impairs circulation and makes the heart work harder.
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Smoke makes the lungs less elastic, and production of excess mucous causing less oxygen carried in the blood.
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Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin in the blood. This also decreases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood.


What's so bad about tobacco anyway?

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Tobacco use is the #1 PREVENTABLE cause of death in the U.S. Over 450,000 people die yearly from heart, lung, and blood vessel diseases, various types of cancer, and many other tobacco related illnesses.
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Tobacco is one of the most addictive drugs known. It is as addictive as alcohol, heroin or Cocaine for most people.
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The Nicotine in tobacco contributes to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, congestive heart failure, and other diseases of the heart and lungs.
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The tar in tobacco smoke causes lung cancer, emphysema, and many other serious pulmonary disorders.
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The carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke causes cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes.
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Today’s tobacco products contain hundreds of toxic gases and chemicals. Some of these are arsenic, cyanide, Formaldehyde, Phenol, methyl chloride, ammonia, and polonium (nuclear waste), etc.


Why do kids smoke?

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Some kids believe their peers will accept them if they smoke or chew tobacco.
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Some kids believe tobacco use will make them appear mature and grown up.
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Some kids say smoking is helpful to them coping with stress in their lives.
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Some kids say it is better than drinking or using drugs.
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Some kids think tobacco use is a symbol of independence.

What is the truth about tobacco?

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The TRUTH is most kids don’t use tobacco. Smokers are a minority and non-smoking peers are likely to ostracize them. A big factor in experimenting with tobacco is peer influences.
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The TRUTH is, stained teeth, foul smelling breath and clothes, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath are not grown-up attributes kids really want.
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The TRUTH is the problems smoking causes might be even more stressful. There are better strategies to manage stress more effectively.
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The TRUTH is Nicotine is an addictive drug. Kids who use tobacco are more likely to use other addictive substances, like alcohol and drugs.
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The TRUTH is the tobacco industry spends millions of dollars on advertising directed at young people every year. Kids manipulated by the industry into becoming smokers replace thousands of old smokers that quit or die each year.


SatAtmaKaur
You lose your money, it is also not healthy for your lungs, mouth (lung, mouth and throat cancers are common causes of death). If you smoke for years, your fingers (depends how you hold the cigarette) may turn yellow. Skin has more wrinkles, you smell bad and you cough.


sherwoods
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cancer


keisha5938
Use the search engine with tobacco and it will give you everything you need. You will have incredible info.

Try the American Lung Association site.

Hope you get an A+.


renman
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The short answer is....if used long enough, every individual who uses tobacco will shorten their lifespan and eventually die of a tobacco-related ailment.

This may occur in any of many ways. Cancer, respiratory diseases (CHF, copd - emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, etc)and the list goes on and on.

I agree that the American Lung Association and the CDC will have the most up-to-date information for you.

good luck on your project.


[email protected]
It's the only way to get emphysema.. Hope you have bad luck?


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Makes your kisses taste bad, makes your hair and clothes smell bad, makes your house smell bad if you smoke indoors, costs money you could use for lots better things, makes you get wrinkled and old-looking before your time, gives you nasty stains on your teeth, makes you have to go outside to smoke even when the weather's bad (at least in California), and, quite incidentally, messes up your lungs.


ayowin
Pleural effusion, which is the buildup of fluid between the outer lining of the lungs and the chest wall. This is a common condition with lung cancer.
Coughing up large amounts of bloody sputum.
Collapse of a lung (pneumothorax).
Blockage of the airway (bronchial obstruction).
Recurrent infections, such as pneumonia.
Pericardial effusion, which is the buildup of fluid in the space between the heart and the sac around the heart (pericardium). This condition is not common with lung cancer.
As lung cancer grows, it may spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. Lung cancer is classified in stages that are determined by the size of the cancer and how far it has spread within the lung, to nearby tissues, or to other organs.

Your doctor determines the stage of your lung cancer by gathering information from a variety of tests, including blood tests, bone scans, and X-rays. The stage of your cancer is one of the most important factors in choosing an effective treatment.

The long-term outcome (prognosis) for lung cancer depends on how much the cancer has grown and spread. Experts talk about prognosis in terms of "5-year survival rates." The 5-year survival rate means the percentage of people who are still alive 5 years or longer after their cancer was discovered. Because lung cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, 15% of people live only 5 more years after being diagnosed. 1 It is important to remember that these are only averages. Everyone's case is different, and these numbers do not necessarily show what will happen to you.


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