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HLTH106_TobaccoDay1 - Tobacco October 27, 2011 HLTH 106...

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Tobacco October 27, 2011 HLTH 106
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Lecture Outline History of tobacco Effects of tobacco use Regulating tobacco in the U.S. Future of tobacco products
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Early Uses of Tobacco Used by Native Americans Used by Europeans “holy plant” “the plant against all evils Uses: Medicine Trade War
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Traditional Versus Commercial Tobacco TRADITIONAL Pipe smoked for ceremonial purposes Offering to a healer, elder or other person as a sign of respect or thanks Medicinal tobacco COMMERCIAL Deliberate targeting of specific consumer groups Addition of chemicals that lead to addiction Scarcely contains actual tobacco
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Tobacco Problem in the U.S. The leading cause of preventable death About 25% of adults in the U.S. are smokers Responsible for more annual deaths than all other drugs combined, including alcohol About 1,200 Americans die each day from tobacco-related illnesses
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Atherosclerosis & Arteriosclerosis Atherosclerosis Plague build up inside walls of the blood vessels due to high cholesterol Arteriosclerosis Hardening of the arteries Healthy artery Damaged artery
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Heart Attack Smokers are twice as likely as nonsmokers to have a heart attack Torn heart wall as a result of over-worked heart muscle
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Stroke Occurs when an artery becomes clogged and bursts Can cause death or severe mental or physical disability
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Emphysema Lungs no longer able to transfer oxygen to the bloodstream Causes chronic shortness of breath
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Lung Cancer Lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer. Smoking causes more than 80% of all cases of lung cancer.
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Fetal Damage Fetus not getting enough oxygen
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Dental Problems Gum disease and loss of teeth more common in smokers than nonsmokers
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Trachea Bronchus Esophagus Oral cavity Lip Nasopharynx Nasal cavity Larynx Paranasal sinuses
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course HLTH 160 taught by Professor A.bayley during the Fall '11 term at Maryland.

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