Tobacco Amanda F. Betsy

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Tobacco Amanda F. Betsy

  1. 1. Tobacco<br />Created by:<br />Amanda Flowers<br />&<br />Betsy Bailey<br />
  2. 2. How Tobacco Started<br />Nicotine found in old world plants.<br />It is believed that Tobacco began growing in the Americas about 6,000 B.C.<br />Believed to cure wounds<br />October 15, 1492, Christopher Columbus was offered dried tobacco leaves <br />In 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, tobacco helped finance the revolution <br />
  3. 3. Tobacco Information<br />Tobacco is a tall leafy plant grown all over the world.<br />Its leaves can be burned, inhaled, or absorbed in the mouth.<br />In high doses nicotine is used as an insecticide. <br />Streets names are; cig, smokes, cancer stick.<br />
  4. 4. General Information-Facts<br />Nicotine, the main drug in tobacco, is one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United States.<br />In 2004, 29.2 percent of the U.S. population, 12 and older—70.3 million people—used tobacco.<br />Cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and chewing tobacco are all addictive.<br />
  5. 5. Doctors determined smoking causes strokes, and is the third leading cause of death.<br />Once hooked, nicotine addiction is extremely difficult to overcome.<br />Second hand smoke can cause asthma attacks in children.<br />Second hand smoke also causes heart disease, lung cancer, sudden infant death syndrome and respiratory problems.<br />
  6. 6. Tobacco Hazards<br />Nicotine is highly addictive and acts as both a stimulant and a sedative to the central nervous system.<br />Tar and carbon monoxide are found in cigarettes.<br />Pregnant women smoking causes premature and low weight babies at birth.<br />
  7. 7. Long-Term Effects<br />Chronic lung disease.<br />Coronary heart disease.<br />Strokes.<br />Cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth and bladder, cervix, pancreas, and kidneys.<br />
  8. 8. Short-Term Effects<br />Increased blood pressure.<br />Increased heart rate and flow of blood.<br />Arteries narrow.<br />Imbalance in oxygen to the cells.<br />Imbalance of blood.<br />
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  10. 10. Resources<br />http://www.theantidrug.com/drug_info/drug_info_tobacco.asp<br />Academic.udayton.edu/health/syllabi/tobacco/history.htm<br />http:www.drugfree.org/Portal/Drug_Guide/Tobacco<br />http://www.beverlyfund.org/secondhand.html<br />

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