Smoking and Tobacco Use
Smoking seriously harms your health, each time you light up. It can lead to deadly cancers, chronic lung, and heart disease as well as early and painful death.
According to www.camh.ca here is some information about Tobacco.
What is tobacco?
Tobacco is a plant that contains the drug nicotine. Even though tobacco causes many health problems, people all over the world have been using it for hundreds of years.
What’s in smoke?
Cigarette smoke contains about 4,000 chemicals and poisons. Over 50 of these cause cancer.
Did you know?
All these poisons—and more—are in tobacco smoke:
- carbon monoxide
More information about nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide Nicotine
- Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco. When you smoke tobacco, nicotine goes into your bloodstream and reaches your brain within eight to 10 seconds.
- Nicotine can be a deadly poison that causes vomiting, shaking, convulsions, and death. A few drops of nicotine can kill you.