Smoking

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by prekerisj
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Subject:
Health
Grade:
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Smoking

SMOKING

‣ bags underneath eyes‣ possible skin condition called psoriasis‣ scarring on skin‣ skin cancer‣ discoloration of skin‣ stained nails & fingers‣ stained teeth‣ loss of teeth‣ premature aging & wrinkles‣ thinner hair ‣ worse ability to heal wounds‣ cataracts

‣stress‣anxiety‣depression‣panic attacks‣sleepiness‣people with schizophrenia are three times more likely to smoke, often heavily‣cause people to be more likely to use more drugs and alcohol

Chronic Bronchitis: an irritation of the breathing passages in which the small passages become narrower and may be clogged with mucus; causes difficulty with breathing; causes permanent damage to the breathing passages (when chronic); may be accompanied by infectionAtherosclerosis: buildup of fatty material in the blood vessel walls; partially caused by irritation of the walls of blood vessels when tobacco smoke chemicals enter circulatory systemLung Cancer: cancerous growths or tumors take up space in the lungs needed for gas exchange; can be caused by over 50 chemicals in tobacco smokeEmphysema: destruction and enlargement of air spaces in the lungs; occurs when lung tissue is damaged; causes difficulty breathing and permanent damage

-rapid heart beat-disorientation-lack of physical coordination-increased risk of heart disease or heart attacks-lung cancer-tired muscles-more easily broken bones-takes longer to heal

Common Effects of Smoking on Mental Health

Diseases Caused by Smoking

Common Effects of Smoking on Physical Abilities

Common Effects of Smoking on Physical Appearance

There are over 4,000 chemicals in just one puff of cigarette smoke.Tar is the dark and sticky substance formed by burning tobacco. It causes the cilia to not function properly by clumping it together, letting harmful materials into the lungs.Carbon Monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas produced by burned tobacco. It binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, taking the place of some oxygen the blood usually carries. Since the blood then carries less oxygen, the smoker's heart and breathing rates increase. However, heavy smokers' blood may still not be getting enough oxygnen to meet their bodies' needs. Nicotine is a toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid, and a stimulant drug in tobacco. It increases heart rate and blood pressure, along with causing chemical changes in the brain.

Chemicals in Tobacco Smoke

Tar causes the cilia to not function properly by clumping it together, letting harmful materials into the lungs.Carbon Monoxide binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, taking the place of some oxygen the blood usually carries. Since the blood then carries less oxygen, the smoker's heart and breathing rates increase. However, heavy smokers' blood may still not be getting enough oxygnen to meet their bodies' needs. Nicotine increases heart rate and blood pressure, along with causing chemical changes in the brain. It causes the body to gain a physical dependnce, or addiction, to it over time.

Why the Chemicals are Harmful

Other Types of SmokingMARIJUANA

-Marijuana contains up to about 70% more carcinogenic (cancer causing) substances than tobacco smoke-A single joint of weed is able to cause as much damage as five cigarettes do-Brain abnormalities can occur after prolonged weed smoking-Causes abnormal cell division which lead to birth defects

Catherine Mongelli & Jessica Prekeris 8B


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