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Risks of Tobacco Use
Transcript of Risks of Tobacco Use
What are 3 long-term risks associated with smoking?
Describe leukoplakia. Why should leukoplakia be monitored by a healthcare professional?
3 Long-Term Risks
Several different forms of cancer
What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
What is a cardiovascular disease?
White patches on the tongue or the lining of the mouth that tobacco users develop
Why Should Leukoplakia Be Monitored?
The sores caused by leukoplakia sometimes become cancerous and should be monitored by a doctor
Tobacco smoke increases the baby's heart rate, reduces the baby's oxygen supply, and slows cell growth
Pregnant women have higher rates of miscarriages, premature births, and stillbirths
What is the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome?
List 4 problems for which babies of smoking mothers are at risk
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a disease that results in a gradual loss of lung function
A cardiovascular disease is a disease of the heart and blood vessels
What are the types of cancer that the use of tobacco causes?
Types of Cancer
Other cancers (esophagus, larynx, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, blood, etc.)
Identify 3 health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke
3 Health Risks
Many respiratory problems
Children are especially vulnerable to secondhand smoke, and are more likely to develop allergies, asthma, and respiratory infections
Inhaled secondhand smoke can cause ear infections and lead to hearing loss
The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is an unexplained disorder in which a seemingly healthy baby dies suddenly
Babies whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are at a much higher risk for SIDS
Do you think that smokers are also vulnerable to the dangers of secondhand smoke? Discuss with your partner.
People who fight for the rights of smokers claim that smoking is a personal choice and that they should be allowed to smoke anywhere they want to. Do you agree with this argument? Why or why not? Discuss with your partner.