Smoking & Tobacco Use Prevention & Persuasion


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It gives insight into why tobacco smoking is harful and what strategies one should adpot to quit smoking. Some interesting snapshots makes the point clear to all

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Smoking & Tobacco Use Prevention & Persuasion

  1. 1. Smoking & Tobacco Use Prevention & Persuasion Dr. Prashant Mehta Assistant Professor, National Law University Email:
  2. 2. A Killer Drug <ul><li>Tobacco is a kind of drug </li></ul><ul><li>That everyday eight thousand people die just because of using its derivatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations like, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) try to prevent this murder by all means. </li></ul><ul><li>Although they have spent time and money on this subject, all smokers and tobacco industry are against them; this means a huge amount of people to fight against. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is in tobacco and cigarettes? Lots of toxic chemicals! <ul><li>Carbon Monoxide- auto exhaust, gas chambers Carbon Dioxide Carbonyl Sulfide Benzene (1) Toluene- industrial solvent, in explosives Formaldehyde (2)- body tissue preserver Acrolein- aquatic herbicide=burned glycerol </li></ul><ul><li>Acetone- poisonous solvent, nail polish remover Pyridine- poisonous solvent Methylpyridine- insecticide solvent Vinylpyridine Hyrogen Cyanide- rat poison, gas chambers Hydrazine- rocket fuel chemical Anatabine </li></ul><ul><li>Ammonia- poisonous, cleaning agent Methylamine- tanning agent Dimethylamine- tanning accelerator Nitrogen Oxides Nitrosodimethylamine Nitrosodiethylamine Nitrosopyrrolidine Formic Acid- caustic solvent Acetic Acid- caustic solvent Methyl Chloride- poisonous refrigerant Butadiene Particulate Matter- animal carcinogen Nicotine- insecticide Phenol- toilet bowl disinfectant </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Catechol- tanning, dyeing agent Hydroquinone- photographic developing agent Aniline- industrial solvent Toluidine- agent in dye manufacture Napthalamine- mothballs Aminobiphenyl Benz(a)anthracene Benzo(a)pyrene Cholesterol Butyrolactone Quinoline- specimen preservative Harman Nitrosonornicotine NNH Nitrodiethanolamine Cadmium Nickel Zinc- anti-corrosion coating for metals Aluminum- metal Titanium- metal </li></ul><ul><li>Copper- metal Mercury- metal Silicon- metal Silver- metal Gold- metal Polonium- 210-radioactive element Benzoic Acid- tobacco curing agent Lactic Acid- caustic solvent Glycolic Acid- metal cleaning agent Succinic Acid- agent in Lacquer manufacture PCDDs and PCDFs – dioxins, dibenzofurans Hexamine-barbecue lighter Stearic Acid- candle wax Cadmium- rechargeable batteries Arsenic- poison Butane- cigarette lighter fluid Propylene Glycol- antifreeze </li></ul>What is in tobacco and cigarettes? Lots of toxic chemicals!
  5. 5. Questions
  6. 6. Tobacco Killing Potential
  7. 7. What the ads should really say
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  9. 11. Reality check This is what smokers really look like
  10. 13. Is this attractive?
  11. 14. Why do people smoke and chew? <ul><li>Advertisements make it look attractive </li></ul><ul><li>Peer pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Some people think it helps with weight control </li></ul><ul><li>Some people think it helps reduce stress </li></ul><ul><li>Their parents do it </li></ul><ul><li>Rebellion </li></ul>
  12. 15. Effects of smoking and tobacco
  13. 16. I’m young. This stuff won’t happen to me for a long time. <ul><li>You may think that you are young and these problems only occur when you get old, but it all starts when you start smoking. You are probably already feeling the effects. </li></ul><ul><li>Teen smokers have a harder time competing in sports because of shortness of breath, decreased circulation, and rapid heart rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Smokers are more likely to miss a “big game” because they get sick more often with colds, flu, bronchitis, and pneumonia. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Not Impressed? <ul><li>Think about the more immediate effects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad breath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow teeth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stinky clothes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sniff a dirty ashtray to see what a smoker really smells like to non-smokers. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Staying or Becoming Smoke-Free <ul><li>Tobacco ads may make you feel like everyone is doing it but they are not. </li></ul><ul><li>Only about 28% of high school students smoke. </li></ul><ul><li>That means about three out of every four don’t smoke. </li></ul>
  16. 19. Why is tobacco so bad? <ul><li>Tobacco is toxic to your body. </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco is addictive. Once you start using it your body starts needing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco can kill you! </li></ul><ul><li>Each time you smoke a cigarette you are taking away 5 to 20 minutes of your life. </li></ul>
  17. 20. How can I quit? <ul><li>First give yourself a pat on the back for wanting to quit. That is the first step. </li></ul><ul><li>Quitting is not easy, remember nicotine is addictive. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do it if you set your mind to it! </li></ul>
  18. 21. Strategies to help you quit <ul><li>Get support : ask your parents or friends. If they smoke and are not interested then find a support group in person or online. </li></ul><ul><li>Set a quit date : Mark it on your calendar and tell your friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Throw away your cigarettes and chew - ALL of it. Get rid of the ashtrays and lighters too. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash all your clothes . Get rid of the cigarette smell. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about triggers : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid those situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitute something else for cigarettes </li></ul></ul>
  19. 22. More strategies to help you quit <ul><li>Keep yourself busy </li></ul><ul><li>If you are having trouble with the strategies you may need to talk to a doctor who can give you some suggestions. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up! </li></ul><ul><li>Reward yourself. Use the money that you would have used to buy cigarettes to buy yourself something special. </li></ul>
  20. 23. Physical symptoms you may have after quitting <ul><li>Headaches or stomachaches </li></ul><ul><li>Crabbiness, jumpiness, depression </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dry mouth or sore throat </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to pig out </li></ul><ul><li>The symptoms will pass so be patient and don’t sneak a smoke or a chew or you will have to deal with the symptoms longer. </li></ul>
  21. 27. SNAPSHOTS
  22. 28. SNAPSHOTS
  23. 29. SNAPSHOT