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How does tobacco affect the body systems?
Respiratory System- tobacco affects this body system by causing irritation of the trachea and larynx causing the lung to function poorly and swelling and narrowing of the lung airways and excess mucus in the lung passages forms.
Heart- tobacco affects the heart by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure causing increased risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
Brain- tobacco affects the brain by making you feel emotions such as anxiousness, moodiness, and depression. Using tobacco causes headaches and dizziness after smoking.
Skin- tobacco affects our skin by causing dry yellowish looking skin. And since smoking tobacco the smell always lingers on your skin, causing you to always smell like it.
What are the three main types of tobacco?
What are the three main chemicals in tobacco?
Carbon Monoxide- this is another component of tobacco, when tobacco is smoked an odorless toxic gas is inhaled into our lungs and enters the blood stream and makes it hard to carry oxygen to the body.
Tar- this is another component in tobacco is very harmful and not good for the body. It is a sticky dark mixture with hundreds of chemicals. It causes dark sticky spots on the fingers and bad breath and more.
Nicotine- this is a component in tobacco that is absorbed in the lungs and throat that is very addictive to many people. Nicotine disrupts the normal brain activity and causes some issues.
What are three diseases related to tobacco use?
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- this is a disease where the function of the lungs is starting to loss it's abilities. This occurs when someone smokes for a long period of time.
Cancer- tobacco is a major component in the development of cancer. Smoking tobacco causes lungs to get infected and cause complications.
Cardiovascular Disease- with carbon monoxide, tar, and nicotine being absorbed in the lungs the cardiovascular system is working harder than it should due to having to get rid of the toxic substances.
What are main stream, secondhand, and side stream smoking?
Mainstream- this is where the smoker directly inhales the smoke into their lungs.
Secondhand- this is where you're inhaling smoke but involuntary due to being around others who are smoking
Side stream- smoke that passes from a cigarette into the surrounding air, other than into the smoker's lungs
stimulant- drugs that increase the activity in the nervous system
carbon monoxide- when tobacco is burned an odorless toxic gas is produced
carcinogen- tar contains this chemical
What are the long and short terms of using tobacco?
Short Term- bad breath, smelly hair and skin, yellow and brown stains on teeth, lost athletic ability, decreased lung capacity, and chronic cough, these can all cause bad hygiene and can lead to other health risks.
Long Term- death, heart disease, cancer, lung disease, reproductive damage, birth defects, and other damages, these are all diseases that can kill you and that are very bad and can end fatally.
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"Tobacco Use and Pregnancy." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 July 2016. Web. 22 Feb. 2017.
How does smoking effect a pregnancy?
Smoking during a pregnancy can cause many complications within the baby. It can cause sight impairment, cerebral palsy, hearing problems, and learning disabilities. Tobacco smoke increases the baby's heart rate, reduces the oxygen levels, and slows down cell growth.