Tobacco

smoking and chewing

What is tobacco?

Tobacco is a drug that is very addictive because it contains nicotine. You can find tobacco in cigarettes, chew, etc.
46.6 million adults smoke cigarettes and 3,9000 young people between 12 and 17 smoke cigarettes.

Why you shouldn't smoke/chew

  • Smoking robs you of some of your good cholesterol.
  • Smoking temporarily raises your blood pressure.
  • Smoking increases the blood’s clotting likelihood.
  • Smoking makes it more difficult to exercise
  • Smoking causes gum disease.
  • Smoking can cause heart disease.