TOBACCO
Smoking
Active smoking is
the intentional
inhalation of
tobacco smoke
by a smoker.
Smokers puff
directly from the
cigarett...
Active and passive smoking causes serious
and invalidating consequences for human
body and environment:
• About 650.000 pe...
• Tobacco is the
largest cause of
avoidable death in
EU accounting for
over half a million
deaths each year
and over a mil...
Even if tobacco sales
are banned to minors,
the largest part of
them takes up the
habit of smoking
under 16 years old.
Man...
Someone who starts smoking aged 15
is three times more likely to die
of cancer due to smoking
than someone who starts
in t...
Most of the smoke
from a cigarette goes
into the air.
Children with parents
who smoke inhale the
same amount of
nicotine a...
…each year,
around 17,000
children under
the age of 5 go
into hospital
with complaints
caused by
smoke from
their parents’...
72.000 Europeans suffer from
passive smoke in their houses.
7000 people suffer
from passive
smoking in
workplaces and
enclosed places
such as restaurants,
bars, pubs and
casinos.
Just one cigarette can
cause nicotine
addiction.
In fact the nicotine from
one cigarette is enough
to saturate the nicotin...
A cigarette
contains about
4000 toxic
chemicals but the
composition does
not appear on the
packets.
These are the
main tox...
List of
smoking
diseases
• Bronchitis and
Emphysema
• Lung cancers
• Heart diseases
• Strokes
• Impotence
• Asthma
• Other...
Smoking and 2° Hand Smoke kill more people each
year than Alcohol, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Homicide,
Suicide, Car Accident...
Damage can be
reduced with
nicotine
replacements such
as gums and
patches with small
percentages of
nicotine.
To fight nicotine addiction
people can turn to
medications that do not
contain nicotine, such as
Bupropion.
Everyone believes to know the dangerous
effects caused by smoking, but
unfortunately only who has really tried
them on his...
Bryan started smoking
when he was just 13,
building up to more than
two packs a day. He
talked about quitting from
time to...
...never thinking that
20 years later it would
kill him and leave a
wife and children
alone.
He figured that only older
people got cancer. Not
people in their 30s, not
people who worked in
construction, as a roofer,...
He had no health
insurance. But he was
more worried about his
mother, 57, who had
smoked since she was
25.
Bryan knew how hard it
is to quit. But when he
learned he would die
because of his habit, he
thought maybe he could
persua...
Maybe if they could see
his sunken cheeks, how
hard it was becoming to
breathe, his shriveled
body, it might scare them
en...
HE WANTED YOU TO KNOW
certainly
What to avoid in your
Life…
DISADVANTAGES
CAUSED BY SMOKING
1.ECONOMICAL;
2.SOCIAL;
3.FINANCIAL.
Tobacco and Ethichs
The consumption of
tobacco causes a rise of
poverty in developing
countries.
In fact 75% of smokers in...
The 72% of all children,
in the 100 countries that
produce tobacco, works
in tobacco plantations
or for some
multinational...
Children exploitation !!!
• Why don’t we protect less
developed countries from tobacco
industry and apply European
standar...
IN CONCLUSION
• What are any good reasons
to go smokefree ?
If you go smokefree:
• You will reduce your risk of developing
illnesses;
• You will protect the health of those around
yo...
How will your lifestyle improve?
• You will save money;
• You will no longer smell of stale tobacco;
• The appearance of y...
5 cigarettes A coffee
10 cigarettes An ice cream
1 packet A sandwich
3 packets A film at the cinema
5 packets A pizza at t...
The EU and a large part of Member
States have been implementing
new smoke-free legislation to
protect non-smokers.
The Com...
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Tobacco addiction

  1. 1. TOBACCO
  2. 2. Smoking Active smoking is the intentional inhalation of tobacco smoke by a smoker. Smokers puff directly from the cigarettes. Passive smoking is the involuntary inhalation of smoke from tobacco products. Such smoke is called secondhand smoke (SHS) or environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).
  3. 3. Active and passive smoking causes serious and invalidating consequences for human body and environment: • About 650.000 people die each year because of smoking; • About 79.000 adults die every year because of passive smoke.
  4. 4. • Tobacco is the largest cause of avoidable death in EU accounting for over half a million deaths each year and over a million deaths in Europe as a whole. It causes: • 25% of all cancer deaths. • 15% of all deaths in EU.
  5. 5. Even if tobacco sales are banned to minors, the largest part of them takes up the habit of smoking under 16 years old. Many of them, by their 20s, wish they had never started.
  6. 6. Someone who starts smoking aged 15 is three times more likely to die of cancer due to smoking than someone who starts in their late 20s.
  7. 7. Most of the smoke from a cigarette goes into the air. Children with parents who smoke inhale the same amount of nicotine as if they themselves smoked 60-150 cigarettes per year…
  8. 8. …each year, around 17,000 children under the age of 5 go into hospital with complaints caused by smoke from their parents’ cigarettes.
  9. 9. 72.000 Europeans suffer from passive smoke in their houses.
  10. 10. 7000 people suffer from passive smoking in workplaces and enclosed places such as restaurants, bars, pubs and casinos.
  11. 11. Just one cigarette can cause nicotine addiction. In fact the nicotine from one cigarette is enough to saturate the nicotine receptors in the human brain. Nicotine alters the structure and function of the brain just within a day of the very first dose.
  12. 12. A cigarette contains about 4000 toxic chemicals but the composition does not appear on the packets. These are the main toxic chemicals contained in a cigarette and their common use.
  13. 13. List of smoking diseases • Bronchitis and Emphysema • Lung cancers • Heart diseases • Strokes • Impotence • Asthma • Other cancers…
  14. 14. Smoking and 2° Hand Smoke kill more people each year than Alcohol, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, Homicide, Suicide, Car Accidents, Fires and AIDS combined: Smoking 400,000 Accidents 94,000 2nd Hand Smoke 38,000 Alcohol 45,000 HIV/AIDS 32,600 Suicide 31,000 Homicide 21,000 Drugs 14,200
  15. 15. Damage can be reduced with nicotine replacements such as gums and patches with small percentages of nicotine.
  16. 16. To fight nicotine addiction people can turn to medications that do not contain nicotine, such as Bupropion.
  17. 17. Everyone believes to know the dangerous effects caused by smoking, but unfortunately only who has really tried them on his skin, really knows the consequences of this even more widespread habit. Here is Bryan’s story…
  18. 18. Bryan started smoking when he was just 13, building up to more than two packs a day. He talked about quitting from time to time, but never seriously tried…
  19. 19. ...never thinking that 20 years later it would kill him and leave a wife and children alone.
  20. 20. He figured that only older people got cancer. Not people in their 30s, not people who worked in construction, as a roofer, as a mechanic.
  21. 21. He had no health insurance. But he was more worried about his mother, 57, who had smoked since she was 25.
  22. 22. Bryan knew how hard it is to quit. But when he learned he would die because of his habit, he thought maybe he could persuade at least a few kids not to pick up that first cigarette.
  23. 23. Maybe if they could see his sunken cheeks, how hard it was becoming to breathe, his shriveled body, it might scare them enough.
  24. 24. HE WANTED YOU TO KNOW
  25. 25. certainly What to avoid in your Life…
  26. 26. DISADVANTAGES CAUSED BY SMOKING 1.ECONOMICAL; 2.SOCIAL; 3.FINANCIAL.
  27. 27. Tobacco and Ethichs The consumption of tobacco causes a rise of poverty in developing countries. In fact 75% of smokers in the world live in developing countries and use the 4-5% of their families’ incomes to buy tobacco.
  28. 28. The 72% of all children, in the 100 countries that produce tobacco, works in tobacco plantations or for some multinationals. They are involved in 22 different work activities…and can contribute to a third of the labour input…. But what’s the other side of the coin?
  29. 29. Children exploitation !!! • Why don’t we protect less developed countries from tobacco industry and apply European standards to all activities of Europe-based companies, indifferent to the final destination of goods?
  30. 30. IN CONCLUSION • What are any good reasons to go smokefree ?
  31. 31. If you go smokefree: • You will reduce your risk of developing illnesses; • You will protect the health of those around you; • You will reduce the chances of your children suffering from asthma; • You will improve your fertility levels; • You will improve your breathing; • You will enjoy the taste of food more. Health advantages
  32. 32. How will your lifestyle improve? • You will save money; • You will no longer smell of stale tobacco; • The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve; • You will feel more confident in social situations; • Your home will smell fresh
  33. 33. 5 cigarettes A coffee 10 cigarettes An ice cream 1 packet A sandwich 3 packets A film at the cinema 5 packets A pizza at the restaurant 7 packets A cd 16 packets A t-shirt 22 packets (about a month) Trainers 36 packets Fill up 65 packets (about 3 months) A Hi-Fi 83 packets Bicycle 360 packets (about a year) Moped
  34. 34. The EU and a large part of Member States have been implementing new smoke-free legislation to protect non-smokers. The Commission has been consulting on what to do for the most comprehensive EU-level action towards a smoke- free Europe.

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