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TPCC Tobacco (Social Network)
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Tobacco is ....
grown, harvested and put into:
cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, spit tobacco
What is tobacco?
Great great grandfathers
What's your story?
SONIA SMITH / J.P. HEATH
ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE COUNCIL
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas
Preventing Abuse, Providing Hope, Restoring Families
Smoking kills about 1200/day
Approx. 1,100 12-15 year olds start smoking everyday. Est 2,800 total teens.
Texas Teen Tobacco Summitt
Dr. Victor DeNoble
discovered heart healthy nicotine that Phillip Morris refused to market. Research led to 1994 tobacco trials.
"Our brains are changed from nicotine addiction, just like other ILLEGAL drugs."
His documentary Addiction, Inc. was released in 2012.
Tobacco killed 100,000,000 in 20th cent.
On pace to kill 1,000,000,000 in 21st
Which has killed more people in the world this year?
Tobacco = Problem
Nationally – One person dies every 72 seconds from a tobacco related cause.
Texas – One person dies every 22 minutes from a tobacco related cause.
Tobacco = Problem
Every two and a half days, tobacco’s death toll on Americans equals the number of deaths from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
In 2006, alcohol-related car wrecks claimed the lives of 1,677 Texans. Tobacco kills more Texans each month.
Cigarette Health Effects
Smoking causes 443,000 deaths (one in five) each year in the United States.
Smoking causes an estimated 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80 percent of all lung cancer deaths in women.
An estimated 90 percent of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease caused by smoking.
Cigarette Health Effects
Compared to nonsmokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of:
Coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
Stroke by 2 to 4 times
Lung Cancer in men by 23 times
Lung Cancer in women by 13 times
Death by chronic obstructed lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) by 12 to 13 times
"Tobacco is tobacco is tobacco..."
Deaths in Texas from smoking:
24,200 adults each year
503,000 youth alive today will die prematurely from smoking
"We don't smoke that stuff. We just sell it.
We reserve the right to smoke for the young,
poor, black, and stupid..." RJ Reynolds executive (Goerlitz Nov. '88 before Congress)
Big Tobacco profits are estimated
over $100 BILLION/year!!!
BT needs 3,000 customers everyday
Nicolai Ordall was going to join
Norweigan Navy in 1900.Didn't
make training boat b/c bad
weather. Worked in leper hospital
for a year before moving w/brother
Banker in Edinburg, ND.... Oline oldest child, graduated from ND Agricultral School....
School burned in Sissoton, SD 2 weeks before school.... Great grandfather had small pox (pre 1900) taken outside of Round Lake, MN
Rough particles (Fiberglass?/Sand?) are added to "fine cut" brands. It cuts the speeds up the nicotine process.
Tobacco companies market sweetened brands to youth and African-Americans. (Dates back to post-WW II)
Alternative smokeless, spitless, and other tobacco products are on the rise.
Tobacco has been used by Native Americans as part of sacred rituals and as a medicianal herb
Tobacco companies realized they could make more of a profit on leftover leaves being swept up on floors.
E-Cig Residues stick to the floor and glass windows
Similar Lung Irritation as regular cigarettes
Companies Target youth appealing flavors
No age restrictions & no requirement to label products
- Includes both chewing tobacco
- Held in cheek, lip, or lower gum
- Shredded tobacco leaves, pressed into bricks or plugs, or dried and twisted into rope-like strands
ZERO long term studies on
"We're all guinea pigs..."
Cigs are worse, but e-cigs are NOT
E-cigs are cheaper than cigs, partially
b/c they are not taxed in most states
~$3.5 Billion in sales now.
Use of E-cigs TRIPLED by youth in ONE YEAR from 2013 to 2014.
Est. 2 M E-cig youth users and counting.
$60 M spent on advertising in 2013
76.3% Middle & HS student E-Cig users also smoke traditional cigs
Robert & Oline
“Today’s teenager is tomorrow’s potential regular customer, …
The smoking patterns of teenagers are particularly important to Philip
“Evidence is now available to indicate that the
14-18 year old group
increasing segment of the smoking population. RJR-T
must soon establish a
successful new brand in this market
Brown & Williamson
: “Kool’s stake in the
16- to 25-year-old population
segment is such that . . .
all magazines will be reviewed to see how efficiently they
reach this group
base of our business is the high school student
“Cherry Skoal is
for somebody who likes the taste of candy
, if you know what I’m saying.”
$8.8 Billion / yr
*More flavoring + more
chemicals+ more inhaling
= less harm?
Tobacco companies have
purchased many of these
Nucleus accumbens - dopamine
Why more dangerous??
One joint vs. 5 cigs – inhaling drag for marijuana longer and hold it longer.
THC enters the hippocampus and kicks out dopamine. 5 weeks to ONE year to leave body. Cigarettes leave the body in 18 hours.
THC causes brain cells to slow down. Acetocolene is a brain chemical that makes you learn. Marijuana users ages 11-20 have a 20% decrease later on in life.
Let's just legalize it!!
*Younger users will smoke leading to more problems.
*Rates of teen dropout rates would increase, leading to higher rates of mental illness , depression, anxiety, and suicide.
*Jobless rates would increase.
*Medical use does not outweigh the physical harm. The harm is not always immediate.