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Tobacco Facts

Presentation for 5th Graders about the Realities of Smoking

Marion Logan

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Tobacco Facts

I've Got the Power! The Truth About Tobacco Objectives: Chemicals Found in Chewing Tobacco Tobacco Facts
Active Ingredients
How Tobacco affects the body
Laws about underage smoking Tobacco Facts: Tobacco commonly come in:
these forms: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco Would you put these in your body?
Cadmium: used in car batteries
Formaldehyde: embalming fluid
Lead: a poison
Nicotine: an addictive drug
N-Nitrosamines: cancer-causing chemical
Polonium 210: nuclear waste
Acetaldehyde: irritant
Hydrazine: toxic chemical
Benzopyrene: cancer-causing chemical
Uranium 235: used in nuclear weapons
Sodium: salt, can cause high blood pressure
Sugar: can cause cavities
Fiberglass and Sand: abrasives World Health Organization:
“Tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has EVER faced”

And yet another study found that cats whose owners smoked were three times more likely to develop lymphoma, the most common feline cancer. Tobacco products are the only legal consumer products that are LETHAL when used exactly as the manufacturer intends. Cigarettes are the leading cause of fire deaths in the USA. A study found that dogs in smoking households had a 60 percent greater risk of lung cancer; a different study showed that long-nosed dogs, such as collies or greyhounds, were twice as likely to develop nasal cancer if they lived with smokers. You have the POWER to make the right choice NOW!!! Tobacco kills up to half of all users.
It is a risk factor for six of the eight leading causes of deaths in the world. Review:
The main ingredient:

When smoked, inhaled, or chewed absorbs into the bloodstream.
Travels throughout the body to act as a stimulant and a sedative.

Smoking and chewing tobacco cause cancer and many other health problems. We will talk about those in another class. How Tobacco affects the Body Nicotine is Addictive Tobacco is an Illegal Drug for Minors. Activity:

What do you know about tobacco? Minors caught buying cigarettes will be fined, possibly arrested, and assigned to community service. It is against the law for Family and/or friends to supply minors with tobacco. In Hawaii, merchants cannot display or sell cigarette or tobacco paraphernalia within 1,000 feet of a school, park or anywhere youth convene. Nicotine is as addictive as illicit drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Those who start smoking at younger ages are more likely to develop long-term nicotine addiction than people who start later in life. Of those who start smoking during adolescence, 80% will become lifetime smokers. Tobacco is Dangerous! Tobacco is Unhealthy! The main ingredient in tobacco is nicotine. Nicotine is extremely addictive. Tobacco is ILLEGAL for minors under 18.
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