What is Tobacco? It is the leaves of a plant called Nicotiana tabacum. There are more than 70 species of tobacco.
How is Tobacco Processed?• Leaves are dried and powdered, through a process called ‘Curing’
How is Tobacco Used? BeedisCigrarettes Snuff Pan Masala
What does Tobacco Contain? Nicotine – Addiction causing Substance Tar – a dark mixture of 4000 poisonous chemicals (many of them causing cancers) Carbon Monoxide – a poisonous gas (same gas from car exhaust)
Why is Tobacco Dangerous? It is the Biggest KILLER It Kills 50,00,000 people every year ! 10,00,000 in India ! It causes more than 25 diseases ! Cost of tobacco use is Rs. 4500,000,000,000 every year globally.
Diseases Caused by TobaccoTobacco causes diseases in almost all parts of the body
Heart AttackHeart Attack is caused by Tar in tobacco causingdamage to the blood vessels of the heart
Brain Damage & Stroke Normal Brain Brain after Strok eStroke is caused by Tar in tobacco causing damage to theblood vessels of the brain
Foot and Leg UlcersLeg Ulcers are caused by Tar in tobacco blocking theblood vessels to the legs
Chronic Bronchitis Normal Lung Lung with Chronic BronchitisChronic Bronchitis is caused by tobacco smokedestroying the healthy lung tissues
Lung Cancer Normal Lung Lung with CancerLung Cancer is the most dangerous disease oftobacco smoking. Death is 100% sure.
Passive SmokingPassiveSmoking isInhalationof tobaccosmoke fromsomeoneelse This smoke contains 2 times more nicotine and tar than directly inhaled smoke.
Smoking During PregnancyInhalation oftobacco smokeduring pregnancycauses birthdefects in thebaby
Benefits of Quitting Tobacco Within 8 hours, carbon monoxide level in body drops Within 3 days , breathing becomes easier Within 6 months , coughing, stuffy nose, tiredness gone Within 1 year, risk of heart attack is cut in half Within 10 years, risk of lung cancer is cut in half Within 15 years, risk of heart attack is the same as a person who never smoked!
Other Benefits of Quitting Set a good example for children! Will no longer affect the health of others because of passive smoking! More money to save or to spend on other things! More energy to do the things you love! Become a more acceptable person to every one!
Quitting is Actually EasyChildren can play animportant role inmaking grown-upsquit the tobaccohabit