Chap 10 and 11 - Chap 10 and 11: Risky Behaviors TOBACCO...

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Chap 10 and 11: Risky Behaviors TOBACCO -By law, as of 1985, 4 warning signals must be rotated quarterly on all cigarette packaging and advertising Nicotine: a poison; a stimulant causing the body to release adrenaline Tar: all the solid particles in cigarette smoke including carcinogens and co-carcinogens Carbon Monoxide: interferes with oxygen intake; displaces oxygen from hemoglobin; a by product of cigarettes Numberous Cancer-causing substances: carcinogens Mainstream: what the smoke inhales; 32% of all the smoke from the cigarette Sidestream: the other 68% of the smoke from the cigarette; the "second hand smoke" Effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke: 1. Lungs- cancer 2. Heart disease 3. Pregnant Long Term Effects: 1. Shorter life expectancy 2. Reduce quality of life (bronchitis, emphazema) Alternatives: 1. Cigars, Pipes 2. Clove cigarettes and Bidis 3. Smokeless Tobacco (Chew) Leukoplakia: a white patch of cells that can turn into cancer; forms where you put the chew; eats away at the gum line
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PED 100 taught by Professor Rice during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.

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