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Joseph Miller Jr.

on 1 May 2010

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Transcript of Tobacco

Tobacco What is it? Tobacco is a crop that looks like a brown cut up leaves. It is legal if your 18 in the U.S.
It is normally smoked and nicotine is absorbed via the gums and is also addictive. When a person smokes their body immediately responds to the chemical nicotine in smoke. Nicotine causes so many things to happen like increase in blood pressure, heart rate, and the flow of blood from the heart. Also carbon monozide reduces the amount of oxygen the body is able to carry. Street names Short-Term Effects There are no street name for tobacco
because it is a legal drug, so people dont have to keep it a secret. Long Terms Effects It is proven that smoking can cause chronic lung disease,
coronary heart disease, and stroke, as well as cancer of the
lungs, larynx, and bladder. It can also contribute to cancer of
the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys. There are more than 40
chemicals in tobacco and cigars also have deadly consequences.
Women useing this durg during pregnancy are more likely to
have adverse birth outcomes, also babies with low weight. In 8th grade 22.1 people uses it
In 10th grade 34.6 people uses it
In 12th grade 46.2 peole uses it
Who Uses It What are medical uses of it? In certain neurologic and psychiatric conditions, nicotine can have useful therapeutic effects, reported scientists at inaugural conference of Society for Research on Nicotine and tobacco. Interesting Facts Every eight seconds someone dies from a tobacco related illness/ disease
In the U.S., smoking kills more people than cocaine, heoine, alcohol, fire automobile accidents and AIDS combined
90% of adult smokers are addicted to tobacco before they reach the age of 18; 50% before the age of 14; currently the average age of initiation to tobacco is age 11. Reference Page: http://www.5min.com/Video/Tobacco-Use-Facts-155794220
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