by Jordan jager
Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco-including cigar, pipe, tobacco, snuff, and chewing tobacco-contain the addictive drug nicotine.
a typical smoker will take 10 puffs on a cigarette over the period of 5 minutes.
a person who smokes about 1 pack (25 cigarettes) daily gets 250 “hits” of nicotine each day.
cigarette smoking accounts for about one-third of all cancers, including 90 percent of lung cancer cases.
- Nicotine is similar to other addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin.
how does the drug affect your body?
Short term effects
decreased in sense of smell and taste.
premature aging of the skin.
bad breath and stained teeth.
Long term effects
smoking is a major cause of heart disease, bronchitis, emphysema, and stroke.