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Tobacco use has harmful effects

short-term effects of tobacco

  • withdrawl which can cause headaches, nervousness and trembling
  • difficulty breathing
  • irregular heart rate
  • dulled taste buds
  • bad breath
  • yellowed teeth


Long-Term Effects of Tobacco

Avoiding Tobacco

Surround yourself with positive influences

  • choose friend who do not use tobacco
  • be around people who have healthy-living values

Reduce peer pressure

  • stay away from situations where tobacco products may be used

Be prepared with refusal skills

  • practice in advance what you will say if someone offers you tobacco
  • be assertive
  • leave the situation if the pressure continues