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Tobacco

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  1. Tobacco By: Devin R. & Ronnie E.

  2. Why you should know • If you were going to use them or do • If you know someone that does or wants to • They are very bad for you • And often very disgusting or interesting

  3. Ingredients • Tobacco • Carbon Monoxide • Nicotine • Rat Poison • Tar • Carcinogens

  4. Negative effects of smoking • Addiction • Brain damage/ memory loss • Cancer of the lungs, mouth, and throat • Yellow fingertips and loss of circulation in fingers and toes • Wrinkly skin • Weight loss (sometimes) • Gateway drug

  5. Addiction • Feels like your lungs are what your stomach feels when your hungry • More of an addiction problem than anything because of how often it is used and that you can use it with everything (you can’t be injecting heroin or snorting cocaine all the time, you'd die) That of course is mental addiction not physical

  6. Cancer • First of all Scary: treatment, death, discomfort etc. • Lungs, mouth, and throat • DISGUSTING

  7. Brain Damage • Harms more than one region of the brain • Brain damage can lead to memory loss • Holes in brain Vs. Cocaine abuse… Not as much difference as you Would hope or want to see…

  8. Gateway drug • Some scientists believe that because tobacco is an addictive drug it is more of a gateway drug than illicit drugs that aren’t addictive • Especially if you start at a young age, its definitely a very dangerous gateway drug because you are obtaining it illegally just like you would, say, crack

  9. Tobacco IS a DRUGNegative affects of dealing • Get in trouble with the law (Misdemeanor Crime – leads to a Criminal Record) • Get into trouble with the school • Get into trouble with your parents • Bad reputation

  10. GET HELP • Medical Practitioners • Knowledgeable Friends and Family • Trusted adults • Counselors, Teachers, Principals, Coaches

  11. Conclusion Ask, is it worth it? Really? (think twice) Don’t Get involved with drugs It always turns out bad