Tobacco & Alcohol Chapter

Tobacco & Alcohol Chapter - Chapter 21 Tobacco Lesson...

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Chapter 21 Tobacco Lesson 1. The effects of Tobacco Use - Number one cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S - Has addictive drug Stimulant – a drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organs Carcinogen – a cancer-causing substance Addictive drug – a substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence Three major drug in tobacco Nicotine the addictive drug found in tobacco leave, a stimulant Raises blood pressure, increases heart rate, and contributes to heart disease and stroke. Tar - a thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns - destroys cilia, damages alveoli, destroys lung tissue - diseases caused by it : bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema, cancer Carbon monoxide - a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas - found in cigarette smoke - replaces oxygen in blood, depriving the tissues and cells of oxygen - increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and hardening of the arteries Smokeless tobacco
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course SOCI 123 taught by Professor Saiz during the Fall '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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