TOBACCO By: Sofía Folgado and Marc García. 8(2)
How is it taken? <ul><li>The tobacco is taken in lots of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>One of them is by cigarrets, it’s the most often. </li></ul><ul><li>Another way is to sniff it. </li></ul><ul><li>And other is to buy your own paper and the tobacco powder and create it yourself. </li></ul>
Side effects. <ul><li>Side-effects: Adolescents - Tobacco have plenty of side-effects. In children, between the age of 10 and 18, both male and female who smoke 5 or more cigarettes every day can cause their lungs to grow at a slower rate. There are about 3,000 new children who begin to smoke every day. 1/3 of them will die because of smoking-related illnesses such as lung cancer, emphysema, and hear disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. They are also more likely to have more ear infections, develop asthma, and have more asthma attacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody - Anyone who used tobacco is putting themselves in line for mouth cancer, lung cancer, bronchitis, asthma, pneumonia, coronary artery disease, smaller lungs, respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness, unfavorable lipid profile, and potential retardation in the level of maximum lung function, and ultimately, DEATH. </li></ul>
Pregnant women - Pregnant women who smoke are putting their children on the line. Although some smoking pregnant women do have healthy babies, the stats show that they are extremely lucky. When a pregnant mother smoke here baby could be born prematurely, before pregnancy or during the time its conceived, maybe afterwards. More side effects.
Recreational effects. <ul><li>Many people smoke because it helps them relax and cope with difficult situations, or because it gives them confidence. Others smoke when they feel bored. Smoking produces a feeling of satisfaction that's difficult to give up. Finally, people who smoke are usually in denial – they know that smoking is bad, but they convince themselves it's simply "not as terrible as they make it sound." </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking is a social activity as well. Many people who smoke do so as a way to start conversations and interact at parties or in crowded places. This is known as "social smoking," and it usually involves alcohol as a complement. </li></ul>
How addictive is it? <ul><li>A September 2000 study shows that one quarter of 12- to 13-year-olds who smoke as few as two or three cigarettes a day become addicted in just two weeks. Most of the rest get addicted within a few weeks more. </li></ul>