Tobacco, Nicotine, & E- Cigarettes

by Cristian C. and Sophie C.

What is Tobacco and Nicotine?

  • Leafy plant grown around the world
  • Many harmful chemicals, including nicotine
  • Nicotine is highly addictive, and is the cause of people being addicted to smoking

What are E-Cigarettes?

  • New way to smoke, emerging over the past decade
  • Designed to deliver nicotine without the other chemicals from smoking tobacco
  • The act of using an E-Cigarette is known as "vaping"

How are they used?

Smoked Tobacco Products:

  • Products are smoked through cigarettes, cigars, and pipes
  • Hookahs, a method popular among teens.

Smokeless Tobacco Products:

  • Chewing Tobacco- placed between cheek and gum
  • Snuff
  • Dissolvable products

How do they affect the brain?

  • Increased levels of dopamine are released. This is normally released while eating good food or doing a fun activity. Dopamine wears off quickly, causing your brain the need to smoke more often.

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Can you get addicted?

  • Yes- Nicotine is highly addictive. There is 10 milligrams of nicotine per cigarette.
  • There is a high tolerance that comes with using great amounts of nicotine, so it makes it hard to stop
  • The withdraw symptoms make it difficult to quit

Can you die from the use of tobacco?

You can die from the diseases you get from cancer. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States.

How many teens use this drug?

Smoking usually starts during your teen years
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What should someone do if they need help?

For teens, visit

For adults, call 1-800-quit-now (1-800-784-8669), the national, toll free number to help people get the information they need to quit smoking.

What classification does this drug belong in?

Nicotine is a stimulant, meaning that it increases your alertness and energy
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