Tobacco (1)

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Statistics on Teen Smoking Approximately 80% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18. Every day, nearly 3,000 young people under the age of 18 become regular smokers. Nearly all first use of tobacco occurs before high school graduation.
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Types of Tobacco Chewing Tobacco Snuff Pipes Cigars Cigarettes
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Chemicals in Tobacco A stimulant More than 4000 chemicals 10% are carcinogens or poisonous Carcinogens are cancer causing agents The 3 most poisonous chemicals are: tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide
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Nicotine Psychoactive substance- causes a change in the person’s mood or behavior Very addictive- causes a physical dependence
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Tar Tiny pieces that when inhaled in to the lungs, condense and form a sticky coating on the bronchial tubes Same substance used to pave roads!!! Destroys cilia, waving hair-like projections that work to keep the respiratory tract clear.
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A colorless, odorless, poisonous gas released by burning tobacco
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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