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  1. Module 5 Some Truths about Tobacco Use

  2. Some Truths about Tobacco Use Quitting tobacco use is hard but not impossible. Tobacco 101: Module 5 • Nicotine is a highly addictive drug. • Like heroin or cocaine, nicotine changes the way your brain works and causes you to crave more and more nicotine. • It is possible to overcome nicotine’s power. There are resources that can help you quit.

  3. Some Truths about Tobacco Use Exercise and healthy eating do not protect against tobacco’s harm. Tobacco 101: Module 5 • Nicotine narrows your blood vessels and puts added strain on your heart. • Smoking can harm lungs and reduce oxygen available for muscles used during sports.

  4. Some Truths about Tobacco Use Most teens have never used tobacco products. Tobacco 101: Module 5 In North Carolina, most teens have never tried a cigarette. This means that nearly three-fourths of middle schoolers and more than half of high schoolers have never smoked a cigarette, not even a puff.

  5. Some Truths about Tobacco Use References Tobacco 101: Module 5 • Slide 3: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2010. A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/pdfs/consumer.pdf • Slide 4: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011. “Smoking and Tobacco Use.” http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco • Slide 5: • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 2010. “North Carolina 2009 Youth Tobacco Survey: High School Fact Sheet.” http://www.tobaccopreventionandcontrol.ncdhhs.gov/data/yts/yts09/highschool/2009hsfactsheetstatewide.pdf • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2010. A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health. http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/consumer_booklet/pdfs/consumer.pdf

  6. Some Truths about Tobacco Use Photograph Credits Tobacco 101: Module 5 Slides 1 and 2: Photographs courtesy of iStockphoto. Slide 3: Photograph courtesy of Fotosearch, LLC. Illustration courtesy of RTI International. Slide 4: Illustration courtesy of Comstock/Photos.com. Slide 5: Illustration courtesy of RTI International. Photographs are used for illustrative purposes only, and any persons depicted are models.

  7. Prepared by Sterling Fulton-Smith, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Sandhya Joshi, RTI International; Caley Burrus, Duke University; Ronny Bell, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity; and Barri Burrus, RTI International. March 2012