by Jordan jager


  • Nicotine is an addictive drugs that is in cigarettes, cigars and tobacco.

Drug facts

  • 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.

other names for cigarettes

  • smokes

  • cancer sticks

  • coffin nails
  • lung darts
  • death sticks