Tobacco, Nicotine, & E- Cigarettes

Melanie Torres and Maya Rodgers TB- 4

Tobacco, Nicotine & E-Cigarettes are....

Tobacco is a leafy plant, that has many chemicals such as the ingredient nicotine. Nicotine can lead to addiction. Electronic cigarettes or E-cigarettes, are smokeless without burning the tobacco, a battery operated device that delivers flavored nicotine to the lungs.

How are they abuse?

People either smoke, chew, sniff, or inhale their vapors, this is when the tobacco burned. Cigarettes, cigars and pipes are some smoked tobacco products.

How do they affect the brain?

Nicotine increases level of a neurotransmitter called dopamine, it is released when you experienced something pleasurable. Tobacco products release something similar, so the effects wears off quickly causing people wanting the urge of that good feeling leading to addiction. When smokeless tobacco is used, through mouth tissues nicotine is absorbed directly into blood, where it goes to the brain.

What are other effects of Tobacco, Nicotine and E-Cigarettes?

Smoking tobacco effects are cancer, aging skin and teeth, heart disease and many more. Second hand smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer, and health problems for children. Smokeless tobacco causes tooth decay, gum problems, mouth sores and other potential health problems

Can you get addicted?

Yes, the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive.

Can you die from use?

Yes, Tobacco is the leading cause of death in the United States. Tobacco use can cause human cancer, heart disease, heart problems, respiratory problems, and accidental fires. 480,000 premature deaths yearly and 1,300 deaths daily from smoke and second hand smoke.

How many teens use this drugs?

3,000 people under 18 try a cigarette daily. 2,100 youth and young adults are occasional smokers. 1 in 13 die prematurely from drug related illnesses. 490,000 teens 12-17 use smokeless tobacco , 85% are boys.

What should you do if someone needs help?

Contact: SmokeFree.org

: TheRealCost.org

What classification does your drug belong in?

Tobacco and Nicotine are stimulants.