Smoking answers to the quiz

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Smoking answers to the quiz

  1. 1. SMOKING /// TOBACCO (sollutions to the quiz)
  2. 2. 1.- Smoking is harmful only if you smoke for a long time – 20 to 30 years or more. FALSE The physical damage from smoking sets in almost inmediately. Teen smokers cough and wheeze more. They produce more phlegm (yuck!). They have lungs that are damaged and actually smaller. They have more strain on their hearts. They perform worse in physical fitness tests and competitive sports. And they get sick and miss school more often.
  3. 3. 2.- If you smoke a pack a day for one year, it will cost you about: €1800 a year It will cost you about €1800 in one year if you smoke a pack of cigarettes each day and you pay €5 per pack. (In some places, cigarettes cost even more!) Think of all the fun stuff you could buy or do with that money.
  4. 4. 3.- Nicotine in tobacco is highly (very) addictive. a) TRUE Nicotine in cigarettes has been shown to be highly addictive. About two-thirds of young smokers say they want to quit smoking, but how many succeed? Research shows that after 1 or 2 months of smoking, young people felt sure they could quit. Less than 2 years later, though, they lost the confidence that they could stop.
  5. 5. 4.- Spit tobacco is a safe and non-addictive alternative to cigarettes. a) FALSE Spit tobacco (snuff and chewing tobacco) is NOT a safe and non-addictive alternative to cigarettes. Using spit tobacco can cause cracked lips, bleeding gums, and sores of the mouth that never heal. It can stain your teeth a yellowish-brown colour and give you bad breath. Worst of all, use of spit tobacco can cause mouth cancer and other kinds of cancer. It also may play a role in heart didease and stroke. Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco contains nicotine, and nicotine is addictive.
  6. 6. 5.- Which of the following chemicals are found in cigarette smoke? a)Ammonia (used to clean toilets) b)Cyanide (used to kill rats) c) Formaldehyde (used to preserve dead frogs) d)All of the above.
  7. 7. Did you really think that a cigarette is just made of nicotine and tobacco? A cigarette releases more than 7,000 chemicals when a person smokes it. If you take a look in your garage, basement, or under your kitchen sink, you will find some of the things put into cigarettes. Acetone --You can use it to take off your nail polish, but also inhale it when you smoke cigarettes.
  8. 8. Ammonia– You clean your house toilet with this chemical.
  9. 9. Benzene--- It helps your car run, because it’s also used to make gasoline.
  10. 10. Carbon monoxide--- You wouldn’t stand behind a car with exhaust coming out, would you? This exhaust is also in cigarettes.
  11. 11. Cyanide. You can also find this ingredient in rat poison.
  12. 12. Formaldehyde: It preserves dead bodies. They don’t get rotten.
  13. 13. Hydrogen cyanide: Poison used to kill bugs (insects)
  14. 14. Lead: Found in batteries .
  15. 15. Nicotine: The drug that makes it hard for you to quit smoking. It’s used in other things too, like the bu spray you use on your plants,
  16. 16. Polonium 210: It’s a radioactive toxin. It has 33 known isotopes all of which are radioactive. Roots of tobacco plants absorve it form phosphate fertilizers.
  17. 17. Tar: See those yellow stains on a smoker’s teeth? The same chemical is used to pave streets.
  18. 18. Vinyl chloride: You see it every day when you throw out your trash because it’s also used to make garbage bags.
  19. 19. 6.- More than 80% of smokers start smoking before they turn: . a) 18 years old More than 80% of adult smokers started before they turned 18. Hardly anyone starts using tobacco as an adult. So if you make it through your teens tobacco free, chances are great you’ll be tobacco free for life.
  20. 20. 7.- Approximately how many young people start smoking each day? 3,000 Each day more than 3,400 young people take their first puff on a cigarette, and many of them become regular smokers. On average, adults who smoke cigarette die 14 years earlier than non-smokers.
  21. 21. 8.- Tobacco kills more people each year than which of the following causes of death? All of the above Each year smoking kills more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car crashes, murders, suicides and fires combined! More than 400,000 people die from smoking each year--- one out of every five deaths in the U.S.
  22. 22. 9.- Within two days of quitting smoking, your sense of taste and smell are greatly improved. a)TRUE Within two days of quitting smoking, your sense of taste and smell can be greatly improved. There are other inmediate benefits of quitting. The levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine in your body go down quickly. Your heart and lungs will begin to repair the damage done by smoking. You’ll begin to breathe easier. Yor smoker’s cough will begin to disappear. And you’ll soon notice a boost in your energy and stamina.
  23. 23. 10.- Do cigarette butts hurt the environment? a) TRUE Cigarette butts can last a long time and hurt waterways and wildlife. In a recent cleanup of beaches and waterways, volunteers found more than 1 million cigarette butts. Of the 43 items the volunteers counted, cigarettes were in the top 3.
  24. 24. So…. Feel like smoking a cigarette?

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