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Last year, 5.6 Million Americans used cocaine, including crack 1.4 Million shot, snorted, ate, or smoked methamphetamines for nonmedical reasons
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It’s Not All Illegal 83 Million smoked cigarettes, puffed cigars, or chewed tobacco 166 Million drank coffee, most on a daily basis 56 Gallons of soft drinks/person were drunk
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Worldwide 200 Million people used betel nut Severe problem with yaa baa (popular form of methamphetamine) in Southeast Asia Large portions of the population of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Yemen used Khat More than 1.3 Billion people smoke cigarettes
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Where are stimulants found? Plants, such as coca shrub, tobacco plant, khat bush, ephedra bush, betel nut, coffee plant Others are synthesized in laboratories, methamphetamines, diet pills
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General Effects All stimulants increase the chemical and electrical activity in the central and peripheral nervous system
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Historical Uses of Cocaine Chewing the leaf – fight fatigue, hunger,
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 321 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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