Spring 2010 tobacco!!! lizz & lexiPresentation Transcript
Smokeless Tobacco!!! By Lexi and Lizz
You don’t smoke it and you don’t swallow it. All you do is slosh it around in your mouth and spit out the brown juices every few seconds!
They make at least 110 different flavors such as
Some street names are…
Smokeless tobacco is grown in most southern states.
Forms of Tobacco
How is tobacco made? Tobacco plant Warm climate and fertilized soil They then cure (dry sap from) the tobacco for 70-90 days Honey and licorice are added together to make it taste better
How many people use tobacco?? 48 percent of male high school juniors and seniors, 42 to 44 percent of male eighth- to tenth-graders 29 percent of male seventh-graders 1-3% of females use smokeless tobacco
How is tobacco harmful??? Cancer Cracking and bleeding gums and lips Receding gums which will no longer be strong to hold teeth and they will fall out Increased and irregular heart rate High blood pressure Risk of heart attack