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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tobacco and Nicotine Igor deVasconcelosPeriod C Drug Type Tobacco is both a depressant and a stimulant drug. Street Names Street Names fortobacco are smokes, rollies, ciggies, darts and cancer sticks. History of Tobacco and Nicotine The Tobacco plant is known as Nicotiana Tabacum. There is evidence that Mayans used to smoke the plant. The invention of cigarettes came in 1614 by the Spanish. Looks Like Tobacco looks like cut up brown leaves. Nicotine is a colorless oily liquid but when exposed to air turns brown. How it's Used/Abused? Signs of how it is Abused? Tobacco and Nicotine can be smoked or chewed. It is abused when a person smokesor chews often in a day. Dangerous Because? Cigarettes are dangerous becausethey contain over 7,000 harmful chemicals, nicotine being themost addictive. Smoking can leadto many health problems. Effects of Tobacco & Nicotine Tobacco effects nearly everyorgan in the human body. It canlead to many serious healthproblems such as cancer and lungdisease. Short Term Effects Examples of short term effectsare lost athletic ability, badbreath, chronic cough and decreased lung capacity. Long Term Effects Examples of long term effects are baby could have birth defects,cancer, heart disease, lungdisease Consequences Friends: Lose FriendsGain new friends that you never saw yourself hanging out with before.Don't have time to hang out with friends Family:Spending time with family is lost.Children might look up to you and want to do the same. Loss of money that can be spent on family. Legal Ramifications:Tobacco prevention needs to be improved.Protect others from secondhand snow.To eliminate death and disease from tobacco. School:Drop in Grades.Skipping classes to go outside and smoke.Could get arrested for smoking on school property. Works Cited"About Smoking - American Lung Association." American Lung Association. American Lung Association, 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015."Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 06 Feb. 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015."National Conference On Smoking and Youth." Clinical Pediatrics 3.9 (1964): 509. Smoking and Youth. Surgeon General, 2014. Web. 12 Mar. 2015. /2012/states/rhode_island/index.htm What is Tobacco and Nicotine? Tobacco is a green, leafy plant which is grown in warm climates.Nicotine is the most addictive of all the 4,000 chemicals in tobacco.
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