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The chemical in tobacco that affects the brain is _______________.
Young people who smoke cannot become addicted to nicotine.
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Three reasons why most middle schoolers do not use tobacco are _______, _______ and _________.
They want to be tobacco free.
They know about the health consequences.
They are concerned about the non-health consequences (e.g., getting in trouble).
Their friends don't use tobacco.
Many young people say they're going to quit smoking in the future, and then can't.
"My friends who smoke teased me about trying it. So, after school I smoked a cigarette with them even though I didn't want to."
This statement is an example of _________.
Smokeless tobacco is harmful to your health.
What are three health consequences of tobacco use?
strokes, cataracts (which can cause blindness), emphysema, gum disease, pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic coughing, wheezing, heart disease, phlegm production, bleeding gums, mouth sores, shortness of breath, hardening of the arteries, increased risk of infection, damaged immune system, cancer, being less physically fit, impaired lung growth
Three reasons why some young people try tobacco are:
They don't know how to say "no" to their friends.
They don't feel good about themselves (low self-esteem).
They aren't doing well in school.
They don't understand the health consequences.
They think everyone is doing it (overestimating the number of people who smoke).
They don't realize they can become addicted (underestimating the addictive nature of nicotine).
They think it will make them look cool or grown-up.
They think it will help them fit in.
Smoking cannot cause heart disease.
stained teeth, wrinkles, smelly clothes, stinky hair, punishment from parents, punishment from school, legal consequences, avoidance/ostracism from non-smokers
You want to be tobacco free. What are three ways you could say "no" to a friend who offers you a cigarette or smokeless tobacco?
Say "no" and suggest something else.
Say "no" and talk about the consequences.
Say "no" and give a reason or explain why you said "no."
Say "no" and reverse the pressure.
Say "no" and change the subject.
Say "no" and add some humor.
Say "no" and walk away.
pharynx (mouth and throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, lung, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder