Tobacco

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People use tobacco to smoke, it is done in various ways such as cigarettes, bidi, cigar etc. Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. This note has information about the effects of smoking and their Preventive measure.
Tobacco

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People use tobacco to smoke. Intake of smoke from cigarettes, bidi, tambakhu, kakkad, khaini, surti, and cigar is called smoking. Smoking can be done in various ways such as cigarettes, bidi, tambakhu, kakkad, khaini, surti and cigar. Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. Taking drops of nicotine can be fatal. Similarly, it is estimated that, a cigarette contains between 1.5 to 2 mg of nicotine.

Effects of smoking

Smoking causes both immediate and long term effects. The effects that are seen or experienced soon or after smoking is known as immediate effects. Effects that are seen after prolonged smoking are called long term effects.

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  1. Immediate effects:Immediate effects of smoking include coughing, bad breath, headache, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and increased heartbeat rate.
  2. Long term effects:
    • Yellowing of the teeth, skin and nails.
    • High blood pressure and increased temper.
    • Increased risk of asthma and lung cancer.
    • Adverse effects on passive smokers.
    • Infertility in women or stillbirth.

Preventive measure

  1. Keep away from smokers. Reject any peer pressure for smoking.
  2. Discourage family members who smoke, if any, from smoking.
  3. Declare public places as the no-smoking zone.
  4. Impart practical health education promoting people to be away from smoking.
  5. Spreading awareness on negative effects of tobacco.
Things to remember
  • Smoking is done in various ways such as cigarettes, bindi, tambaku, kakkad, khaini , surti and cigar. 
  • Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. Taking in a drop of nicotine (60) can be fatal.
  • Smoking causes both immediate and long term effects.
  • The effects that are seen or experienced soon or after smoking is known as immediate effects. 
  •  Effects that are seen after prolonged smoking are called long term effects.
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers

Immediate effects of smoking include coughing, bad breath, headache, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and increased heartbeat rate.

The long-term effects of smoking are:

  • Yellowing of the teeth, skin and nails.
  • High blood pressure and increased temper.
  • Increased risk of asthma and lung cancer.
  • Adverse effects on passive smokers.
  • Infertility in women or stillbirth.

Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine.

The preventing measure for smoking are:

  1. Keep away from smokers. Reject any peer pressure for smoking.
  2. Discourage family members who smoke, if any, from smoking.
  3. Declare public places as the no-smoking zone.
  4. Impart practical health education promoting people to be away from smoking.
  5. Spreading awareness on negative effects of tobacco.

Intake of smoke from tobacco is called smoking.

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