Read slide This is a very important statement. There are a lot of things in this world that are deadly when used in appropriately. Like a car. If you drive recklessly or after you have been drinking you can get into an accident and cause a lot of harm and even death. Walking is pretty safe. But if you walk in traffic that can be deadly. The difference with smoking is that if you take a cigarette and smoke it the way the company wants you to, it can kill you.
In Newfoundland and Labrador 21% of our total population smoke 19% of youth ages 15-19 smoke This first statistic actually shows that smoking is not popular – over 80% of youth DO NOT smoke! 85% of smokers start before their 16 th birthday. This shows why it is so important to not even try smoking. For young people who try smoking, many go on to become regular smokers! 50% of all smokers die from smoking. - That’s a very scary statistic! That means about half of all the smokers you know will most likely die early from smoking-related illness! Does anyone know some of the harmful chemicals that are found in cigarette smoke? Let participants make suggestions before moving to next slide.
Read slide. Ask the class if they know any of the chemicals. Give prizes to those who are engaged in discussion like shirts, rulers, etc. Prizes will help keep the group focused on the discussion.
Read slide. Nicotine is the chemical that makes cigarettes addictive – or in other words makes people want more and more. Nicotine makes it hard for people to stop smoking even if they want to.
When inhaled, nicotine first goes to the lungs and then to the bloodstream. Read slide. Once nicotine is in your system your body just craves more and more. You may only have a cig on weekends but before you know it your having a puff in the morning and then every day, then every hour. Addiction grows.
Brain – Nicotine in cigarettes is a powerful drug that can be as addictive as heroin and alters how your brain works. The brain controls all function of the body including movement, thinking and feeling. Oxygen, among other chemicals, is carried from the heart to the brain. Chemicals in cigarettes including nicotine are sent to the brain altering the mood of the person smoking the cigarette by changing the chemistry of the brain. Nicotine reaches the brain ten seconds after smoke is inhaled. When nicotine enters the brain, it activates cholinergic receptors, thus disrupting the normal functioning of the brain. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug which is reflected in the fact that, at least 90% of smokers would like to quit, but each year fewer than 10% who try are actually successful. Eyes – The more you smoke, the greater your chance of cataracts – an eye problem that can cause blindness. Even former smokers have a 50 percent higher risk of developing a cataract. Mouth – Smoking is the main reason people get cancer in their tongues and mouths. Smoking makes it harder for your saliva to remove germs in your mouth. You’ll get stains, bad breath, a higher chance of gum disease – even if you’re young.
Skin damage – Smoking decreases blood flow to the skin. This leads to leathery-looking skin and increased wrinkles. Tar from tobacco turns your fingers yellow and stains your fingernails. Smokers are twice as likely as non-smokers to develop psoriasis – a disfiguring red and grey rash that can occur anywhere on your body.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can have serious consequences. PVD is a common circulation problem in which the arteries that carry blood to the legs or arms become narrowed or clogged. Smokers are at increased risk of developing PVD. As PVD develops, circulation to the extremities of the body, such as the arms and legs, is gradually choked off by blocked arteries leading to gangrene. This leaves doctors with little option other than amputation to avoid blood poisoning.
The Truth About TobaccoPREPARED BY:POOJA .K.PATEL ROLL NO:41 S.Y BBA[ITM]
What will we talk about? The facts about smoking – what you need to know! (Statistics, Health Effects, Second-Hand Smoke) The Tobacco Industry targeting youth Tips for quitting smoking Support is available in NL – Smokers’ Helpline!
FACTTobacco is the only legal product sold that is DEADLY when used exactly as the manufacturer intended.
FACTS 45,000 people die each year in Canada due to smoking related illnesses - over 1000 of them from second-hand smoke. That’s 1110 people from Newfoundland and Labrador (1000 smokers and 110 non-smokers – 4 people a day). Thats more than five times the number of Canadians who die from traffic injuries, alcohol abuse, murder and suicide combined. Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in Newfoundland and Labrador.
FACTS In Newfoundland and Labrador 21% of our total population smoke 19% of youth ages 15-19 smoke 85% of smokers start before their 16 th birthday. 50% of all smokers die from smoking. * Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey, 2005
FACTCigarettes containover 4000 toxicchemicals – 50 ofwhich are known tocause cancer!
…and NICOTINENicotine is apowerful mood-altering substancethat is extremelytoxic and addictive
Facts about Nicotine Found only in the tobacco leaf At low doses it can stimulate nerve cells At high doses it is a poison that has been used as an insecticide Two to three drops of pure nicotine can kill you
What does Nicotine do?Takes 7 seconds for 1/4 of the nicotine to go straight tothe brain.Causes your brain to release a chemical calledDopamine.Its Dopamine that gives you a false sense of well-being, and soon the body wants more and moreDopamine on a regular basis. This is the beginning ofan addiction.80% of young people who try 2 cigarettes or more goon to battle a life-time of addiction. http://www.finalsmoke.com/howitworks.html
Health Effects Mouth – bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, tongue & mouth cancerEyes –cataracts& blindness Brain – nicotine can be as addictive as heroin and alters how the brain works. It can increases risk for stroke
Health Effects Skin damage –winkles, dry skin, psoriasis, yellow fingers and stained fingernails
Health EffectsPoor circulation – peripheral vascular disease,gangrene, amputation