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A tobacco free lifestyle


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A tobacco free lifestyle

  1. 1. A Tobacco-Free Lifestyle
  2. 2. Cigarette Smoking: The Basic Facts• Cigarette smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States• 20% of all deaths in the United States are a result of smoking
  3. 3. Holistic effects of smoking• Mental health- Impairs the ability to concentrate and relax• Family and Social Health- Smoke from a cigarette can harm those in the same room. Cancer risk can rise as much as 50%
  4. 4. Holistic effects of smoking• Growth and Development-• Pregnant women who smoke have higher rates of:• Miscarriage• Stillborn babies• Premature birth• Low birth-weight babies• Babies who die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  5. 5. Holistic effects of smoking• Nutrition- harms taste buds and impairs the sense of taste
  6. 6. Holistic effects of smoking• Exercise & fitness – smoking decreases cardiovascular endurance
  7. 7. MAJOR EFFECTS OF SMOKING ON FITNESS• High levels of carbon monoxide from smoking reduce the amount of oxygen absorbed into the blood from the lungs.• Carbon monoxide in the blood also reduces the amount of oxygen that is released from the blood into the muscles.
  8. 8. Major effects of smoking on Fitness• Smoke inhalation has an immediate effect on respiration, increasing airway resistance and therefore the amount of oxygen absorbed into the blood.
  9. 9. Major effects of smoking on Fitness• Smoking causes chronic ( or long-term ) swelling of mucous membranes, which also lead to increased airways resistance.
  10. 10. Smoking produces physical andpsychological dependence
  11. 11. Holistic effects of smoking• Cigarette smoking, especially in bed, is a major cause of home fires• Cigarette smoking causes teeth to yellow and breath to smell.
  12. 12. Physical Reaction to Tobacco• A racing heart• Dizziness• Watery Eyes• Coughing spells• Nausea
  13. 13. Harmful Chemicals in Tobacco Smoke• Ammonia, Benzene• Carbon Monoxide• Formaldehyde, Methyl Alcohol• Nicotine, Hydrogen Sulfide• Nitrogen Dioxide
  14. 14. Nicotine and Addiction• Nicotine is a stimulant that speeds up the activity of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organs.
  15. 15. NicotineWhen tobacco is smoked, nicotine enters the lungs, where it is immediately absorbed into the bloodstream. Seconds later, the nicotine reaches the brain. Chemical changes begin to take place.
  16. 16. Nicotine and Cigarettes Effects on the Body System
  17. 17. Central Nervous System• Changes brain-wave patterns
  18. 18. Respiratory System• Allows harmful gases and particles to settle in air passages• Causes hacking cough• Causes shortness of breath
  19. 19. Cardiovascular System• Increases heart rate• Increases blood pressure• Increases volume of blood pumped per beat• Increases force of heart contractions
  20. 20. Cardiovascular System• Increases coronary blood flow• Increases blood flow to skeletal muscles• Narrows blood vessels in skin• Narrows veins
  21. 21. Long Term Effects of Tobacco• Cardiovascular Disease –• A smoker is three times more likely to suffer a heart attack than is a nonsmoker.• A heart attack is five to ten times more likely to kill a smoker than a nonsmoker.
  22. 22. Respiratory Disease• Chronic Bronchitis –• A condition in which the bronchial tubes become swollen and clogged with mucus
  23. 23. Respiratory Disease• Emphysema –• A breathing disorder in which the small air sacs in the lungs lose their ability to expand and contract.
  24. 24. Cancer• Cancer is an area of uncontrolled cell growth that invades the surrounding tissues and destroys it.• Lung Cancer –• The leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.
  25. 25. Cancer• Oral Cancers• Mouth• Throat• Tongue
  26. 26. Other Physical Effects• Colds• Allergies• Gum Disease• Influenza• Pneumonia
  27. 27. Passive Smoking• Mainstream Smoke• Smoke which is inhaled into the lungs and then exhale into the air.
  28. 28. Passive Smoking• Sidestream Smoke• Smoke that goes directly into the air from burning tobacco.• Sidestream smoke contains higher concentration of some harmful chemical.
  29. 29. Danger of Passive Smoking• Some studies show that there is twice as much tar and nicotine is sidestream smoke and also contains three times as much carbon monoxide as in mainstream smoke.
  30. 30. Quitting Smoking