How is the drug taken into your body?
The nicotine in the piece of chewing tobacco is absorbed through the mouth tissues.
- smokeless tobacco
How does this drug affect the body?
Short term effects
- producing white leathery sores in the mouth
- faster heart beat
- unnatural decrease in appetite
- drooling- Chewing makes juice and if you swallow the juice it makes you sick
- Tobacco kills
- Heart disease
- lung disease
- reproductive damage
- birth defects
- sensitivity in mouth area
signs of abuse
- Boosts mood, may relieve miner depression
- creates more saliva
- causes sweating, nausea, or diarrhea
- increase in blood pressure
- stimulates memory and alertness - people who use tobacco often depend on it to help them accomplish certain tasks and perform well.
Tobacco contains nicotine, a substance the excites the parts of the brain that makes you feel good. The nicotine quickly gives you a mild rush of pleasure and energy. But it soon wears off, which makes you want to keep using it, causing you to get addicted.