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    Tobacco Tobacco Presentation Transcript

    • Tobacco
      • What is it good for?
    • Absolutely Nothing!
    • Tobacco to·bac·co noun
      • the prepared leaves, as used in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes.
    • Did you know?
      • Nicotine is found in ALL tobacco products
    • Nicotine is highly addictive
      • 60 mg of nicotine kills most people
    • Did you know?
      • A single cigarette contains
      • 2 mg of nicotine
    • How many chemicals are in a single cigarette?
      • There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke
      • … at least 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer.
      • YUMMY!
      • What are the
      • short term effects?..
      • … Increases heart rate
      • … Increases breathing rate
      • … Stimulates vomit reflex
      • What are the
      • long term effects?..
      • … Addiction
      • … unattractiveness
      • … Emphysema
      • … Bronchitis
      • … Heart and
      • artery disease
      • … Cancer
      • There are many expenses…
    • Need money for their addiction
      • and Medical bills
    • and funeral costs
    • Did you know?
      • Average person spends $1500 per year
      • for cigarettes
    • Does it effect only the smoker?
    •  
    • Did you know?
      • Lung cancer kills 3000 nonsmokers every year
    • What about the children of smokers?
      • They get respiratory infections, asthma, and
      • ear infections
    • Is this fair?
      • Usually leads to…
      • Miscarriages,
      • premature births, SIDS
    • Did you know?
      • 20% of premature deaths are caused by tobacco
      • Affects family and society
      • Families have to watch loved ones die and live without them
      • Society pays 157 billion
      • a year for medical expenses because of tobacco use
    • So why do people start?
      • No one ever thinks they will get addicted
      • Most people don’t believe
      • statistics and truths
      • Advertising makes it look cool
      • Some people who have smoked for years seem fine
    • Did you know?
      • Cancer takes awhile
      • to be detected
      • About 12,000 new cases of cancer occur each year due to smoking
    • Did you know?
      • Other forms of tobacco are just as harmful
    • 8 dips = 30 cigarettes
    • Smokeless tobacco..
      • Leads to
      • mouth sores
      • and
      • CANCER
    • Who is Gruen Von Behrens?
    •  
      • By age 14
      • Gruen Von Behrens was seriously hooked on snuff
      • At age 17,
      • he found out he had cancer
      • and since
      • has undergone 40 surgeries
      • “ It seemed harmless, but it has ruined my life."
      • Don’t let tobacco
      • ruin your life!
      • Presentation by:
      • April (Kees) Beard
      • Sources
      • Lifetime Health Textbook, 2004.
    • Lifetime Health