Tobacco/Marijuana. Tobacco. Short-term effects of smoking

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Tobacco/Marijuana. Tobacco. Short-term effects of smoking"

Transcription

1 Tobacco/Marijuana Tobacco Nicotine, one of the more than 4,000 chemicals found in the smoke from tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, is the primary component in tobacco that acts on the brain. Smokeless tobacco products such as snuff and chewing tobacco also contain many toxins as well as high levels of nicotine. Nicotine is so toxic that it can be used as an insecticide. Nicotine is recognized as one of the most frequently used addictive drugs. Tobacco comes mainly from the different species of the tabacum plant. Nicotine was first identified in the early 1800 s. It has been studied extensively and shown to have a number of complex and sometimes unpredictable effects on the brain and the body. Nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the mouth and nose or by inhalation in the lungs. Depending on how tobacco is taken, nicotine can reach peak levels in the bloodstream and brain rapidly. Cigarette smoking, for example, results in rapid distribution of nicotine throughout the body, reaching the brain within 10 seconds of inhalation. Cigar and pipe smokers, on the other hand, typically do not inhale the smoke, so nicotine is absorbed more slowly through the mucosal membranes of their mouths. Nicotine from smokeless tobacco also is absorbed through the mucosal membranes. Tobacco acts both as a stimulant and depressant. A beginning smoker might experience euphoria, lightheadedness, giddiness, dizziness, elevated heartbeat and respiration rates, and tingling sensation in the hands and feet. A chronic smoker will suffer from a diminished sense of smell and taste. Short-term effects of smoking The first time you smoke a cigarette, you feel the effects immediately. Pulse and blood pressure will go up, skin temperature will go down. More stomach acid and less urine are produced. Initially, the brain and nervous system are 1

2 stimulated and the smoker may interpret this as relaxation. Appetite and physical endurance decrease. Long-term effects of smoking Smoking over a long period of time significantly increases the risk of developing serious health problems. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor in heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. Tobacco kills more than 430,000 U.S. citizens each year. More than alcohol cocaine, heroin, homicide, suicide, car accidents, fire, and aids combined. Emphysema, a condition in which the lungs are abnormally enlarged, is a life-threatening disease that is often associated with smoking. Chronic bronchitis and cancer of the larynx, mouth, bladder, kidney and pancreas occur in many people who have smoked heavily for years. Even before developing these serious diseases, a smoker can experience lung problems in the form of smoker s cough a chronic shortness of breath. Babies of smoking mothers often have low birth weight, are shorter in length, and have small head circumference. Some studies link smoking with miscarriage and stillbirths. Some research also suggests that smoking when pregnant can lead to the child having learning and behavior problems. Secondhand smoke that is not directly inhaled by the smoker can harm people who are exposed to it. In fact, a nonsmoker subjected to secondhand smoke can experience some of the short-term and long-term effects that smokers do. Repeated exposure to nicotine results in the development of tolerance, the condition in which higher dose of a drug are required to produce the same initial stimulation. Each day, more than 4,800 children try their first cigarette. (Tobacco Control Journal, ) Nearly every adult who smokes (almost 90 percent) took his or her first puff at or before the age of 18. (Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids, 2002) The age of first use of tobacco is now between the ages of years old. (NIDA, Drug Abuse Among American High School Seniors, College Students and Young Adults) 2

3 What is Marijuana? Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of Cannabis sativa, the hemp plant. Most users smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints, among other names some use pipes or water pipes called bongs. Marijuana cigars called blunts have also become popular. To make blunts, users slice open cigars and replace the tobacco with marijuana, often combined with another drug, such as crack cocaine. Marijuana is also used to brew tea and is sometimes mixed into foods. The major active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which causes the mind-altering effects of marijuana intoxication. The amount of THC determines the potency and, therefore, the effects of marijuana. Furthermore, the marijuana that is available today can be 5 times more potent than the marijuana of the 1970 s. How does marijuana affect the brain? When someone smokes marijuana, the THC rapidly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream, which carries the chemical to organs throughout the body, including the brain. Marijuana s effects begin immediately after the drug enters the brain and last from 1 to 3 hours. Smoking marijuana deposits several times more THC into the blood than does eating or drinking the drug. Within a few minutes after inhaling marijuana smoke, an individual s heart begins beating more rapidly, the bronchial passages relax and become enlarged, and blood vessels in the eyes look red. The heart rate, normally beats per minute, may increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute or, in some cases, even double. As THC enters the brain, it causes a user to feel euphoric or high by acting in the brain s reward system, areas of the brain that respond to stimuli such as food and drink as well as most drugs of abuse. A marijuana user may experience pleasant sensations, colors and sounds may seem more intense, and time appears to pass very slowly. The user s mouth feels dry, and he or she may suddenly become very hungry and thirsty. His or her hands may tremble and grow cold. Occasionally, marijuana use produces anxiety, fear, distrust, or panic. 3

4 Health Consequences of Marijuana Abuse Acute (present during intoxication) - Impairs short-term memory - Impairs attention, judgment, and other cognitive functions - Impairs coordination and balance - Increases heart rate Persistent (lasting longer than intoxication, but may be permanent) - Impairs memory and learning skills Long-term (cumulative, potentially permanent effects of chronic abuse) - Can lead to addiction - Increases risk of chronic cough, bronchitis, and emphysema - Increases risk of cancer of the head, neck, and lungs How does marijuana use affect school, work, and social life? Students who smoke marijuana get lower grades and are less likely to graduate from high school, compared with their nonsmoking peers. In one study, researchers compared marijuana smoking and nonsmoking 12 th graders scores on standardized tests of verbal and mathematical skills. Although all of the students had scored equally as well in 4 th grade, the smokers scores were significantly lower in 12 th grade than the nonsmokers scores were. Is marijuana addictive? Long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction for some people; that is, they use the drug compulsively even though it often interferes with family, school, work, and recreational activities. Along with craving, withdrawal symptoms can make it hard for long-term marijuana smokers to stop using the drug. People trying to quit report irritability, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. They also display increased aggression on psychological tests, peaking approximately 1 week after they last used the drug. 4

5 The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 12 to 17 year olds who smoke cigarettes are 100 times more likely to smoke marijuana. The risk of using cocaine is 104 times greater for those who have tried marijuana than those who have never tried it. Among long-term studies show that use of other illicit drugs among youth almost never occurs unless they first used marijuana. Fill in the Blank Questions There are 4,000 chemicals in the smoke from tobacco. Nicotine is recognized as one of the most frequently used addictive drugs. Nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the mouth and nose or by inhalation in the lungs. Tobacco acts as a stimulant and a depressant. A chronic smoker will suffer from a diminished sense of smell and taste. Initially, the brain and nervous system are stimulated and the smoker may interpret this as relaxation. Tobacco kills more than 430,000 U.S. citizens each year. Secondhand smoke that is not directly inhaled by the smoker can harm people who are exposed to it. Repeated exposure to nicotine results in the development of tolerance, the condition in which higher doses of a drug are required to produce the same initial stimulation. Most users smoke marijuana in hand-rolled cigarettes called joints. The major active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which causes the mind-altering effects of marijuana intoxication. 5

6 Marijuana s effects begin immediately after the drug enters the brain and lasts from 1 to 3 hours. Students who smoke marijuana get lower grades and are less likely to graduate from high school, compared with their non-smoking peers. True/False Questions (Circle correct answer) Smokeless tobacco products such as snuff and chewing tobacco also contain many toxins as well as high levels of nicotine. TRUE FALSE Nicotine takes a long time to reach the bloodstream and brain. FALSE TRUE Cigar and pipe smoking is not dangerous because the smoke is typically not inhaled. TRUE FALSE A beginning smoker will experience things like euphoria, lightheadedness, giddiness, dizziness, elevated heartbeat and respiration rates, and tingling sensation in the hands and feet. TRUE FALSE Babies of smoking mothers often have low birth weight, are shorter in length, and have small head circumference. TRUE FALSE Marijuana is a greenish-gray mixture of the dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of cannabis sativa, the hemp plant. TRUE FALSE The major mind-altering ingredient in marijuana is PCP. TRUE FALSE When someone smoked marijuana the THC takes several hours to pass from the lungs into the bloodstream. TRUE FALSE Long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction for some people; that is, they use the drug compulsively even though it often interferes with family, school, work, and recreational activities. TRUE FALSE 6

7 7

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANA Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S. The use of marijuana can produce adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral effects. What is marijuana?

More information

10 questions to consider. before you smoke your next joint.

10 questions to consider. before you smoke your next joint. 10 questions to consider before you smoke your next joint. 1 2 You ve probably heard conflicting opinions about marijuana and its risks. The statistics and health information included here are not opinions.

More information

SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Key Concepts. Types of Drugs

SUBSTANCE ABUSE. Key Concepts. Types of Drugs SUBSTANCE ABUSE You have to choose who you want to be in life. This happens by making lots of decisions every day. Using substances is a choice. This is a big choice, because substances have a very real

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Contents... What is marijuana? Are there different kinds? 2 How is marijuana used? 4 How long does marijuana stay in the user s body?

More information

What Are the Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use?

What Are the Short-Term Effects of Marijuana Use? What Is It? Marijuana is a mixture of the dried and shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant. The mixture can be green, brown, or gray. A bunch of leaves seem harmless, right?

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Contents... What is marijuana? 2 How is marijuana used? 4 How long does marijuana stay in the user s body? 5 How many teens smoke

More information

400,000 people in the United States die every year due to smoking-related illnesses.

400,000 people in the United States die every year due to smoking-related illnesses. How To Stop Smoking Ugly Facts about Smoking: 52 million Americans smoke cigarettes. 400,000 people in the United States die every year due to smoking-related illnesses. Every cigarette you smoke shortens

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Contents... What is marijuana? 2 How is marijuana used? 4 How long does marijuana stay in the user s body? 5 How many teens smoke

More information

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12

More information

How To Stop Smoking. Tamra Casper

How To Stop Smoking. Tamra Casper How To Stop Smoking Tamra Casper Ugly Facts About Smoking 52 million Americans smoke cigarettes. 400,000 people in this country die every year due to smoking related illnesses. Each cigarette you smoke

More information

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products

Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Between 1964 and 2004, cigarette smoking caused an estimated 12

More information

This pamphlet provides factual information about the possible effects of cannabis on your health.

This pamphlet provides factual information about the possible effects of cannabis on your health. This pamphlet provides factual information about the possible effects of cannabis on your health. Any drug can cause harm, and cannabis is no exception.. The same goes for legal drugs such as alcohol and

More information

CHARLES & SUE S SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES:

CHARLES & SUE S SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES: CHARLES & SUE S SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY; SUBSTANCE ABUSE RESOURCES: At Charles & Sue s School of Hair Design, the illicit use of drugs and/or alcohol by staff

More information

Grade. Lesson 12. Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco and Marijuana

Grade. Lesson 12. Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco and Marijuana Substance Abuse Prevention: Tobacco and Marijuana Handout 12A: Facts About Tobacco Tobacco and Addiction Tobacco is as addictive as heroin or cocaine. 30 You can start feeling addicted after smoking only

More information

Marijuana use among Teens

Marijuana use among Teens http://www.teendrugabuse.us/marijuana.html Marijuana use among Teens Marijuana is the most widely used illicit drug used by teens today. Approximately 60 percent of the kids who use drugs use only marijuana.

More information

Health Science / Anatomy Exam 1 Study Guide

Health Science / Anatomy Exam 1 Study Guide THIS EXAM WILL ONLY COVER ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO LECTURES Alcohol What is Alcohol? Alcohol is a depressant Contains intoxicating substance called ethyl alcohol or ethanol Alcohol use Approximately 59.8% of

More information

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for young people

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for young people w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for young people This booklet summarises what we know about the effects of cannabis on your health and well-being. We have done our best to present the facts without

More information

f AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ065 WOMEN S HEALTH

f AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ065 WOMEN S HEALTH The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists f AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ065 WOMEN S HEALTH It s Time to Quit Smoking What are the dangers of smoking? How does smoking affect the body?

More information

Medications to help you quit smoking

Medications to help you quit smoking Medications to help you quit smoking How can medication help me quit smoking? Using medications can increase your chances of quitting smoking 2 to 3 times more than quitting without using medications.

More information

Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction Drug Abuse and Addiction Introduction A drug is a chemical substance that can change how your body and mind work. People may abuse drugs to get high or change how they feel. Addiction is when a drug user

More information

The Impact of Alcohol

The Impact of Alcohol Alcohol and Tobacco Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol are behaviors that often begin in adolescence. Although tobacco companies are prohibited from advertising, promoting, or marketing their products

More information

Developing Human Fetus

Developing Human Fetus Period Date LAB. DEVELOPMENT OF A HUMAN FETUS After a human egg is fertilized with human sperm, the most amazing changes happen that allow a baby to develop. This amazing process, called development, normally

More information

Parents Need to Know. Revised. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Parents Need to Know. Revised. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know Revised National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health The human brain does not fully mature until the early twenties. Among the last areas to develop

More information

National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health. Marijuana. Facts

National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health. Marijuana. Facts National Institute on Drug Abuse National Institutes of Health Marijuana for Teens1 Facts Contents Letter to Teens Letter to teens Did you know that teen marijuana use has dropped dramatically since the

More information

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse Pregnancy and Substance Abuse Introduction When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you put into your

More information

DrugFacts: Marijuana. What is marijuana. How do people use marijuana? Print. Revised September 2015

DrugFacts: Marijuana. What is marijuana. How do people use marijuana? Print. Revised September 2015 Home» Publications» DrugFacts» Marijuana DrugFacts: Marijuana Print Revised September 2015 What is marijuana Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis

More information

Why Is Smoking Bad for Your Health

Why Is Smoking Bad for Your Health Why Is Smoking Bad for Your Health Smoking may be legal but that doesn't mean it's good for us! In fact, it's just the opposite: smoking is the only legal consumer product that kills you when you use it

More information

And, despite the numbers, for many people, the Facts About Drugs are not clear.

And, despite the numbers, for many people, the Facts About Drugs are not clear. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. This estimate represents 8% percent of the

More information

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Nicotine Replacement Therapy Information for the Patient Nicotine Patch (Habitrol, Nicoderm ), Nicotine Gum (Nicorette, Nicorette Plus, Thrive ), Nicotine Inhaler (Nicorette ), Nicotine Lozenge (Nicorette,

More information

Methamphetamine. Like heroin, meth is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Meth is a highly addictive drug.

Methamphetamine. Like heroin, meth is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Meth is a highly addictive drug. Methamphetamine Introduction Methamphetamine is a very addictive stimulant drug. People who use it can form a strong addiction. Addiction is when a drug user can t stop taking a drug, even when he or she

More information

Tips for Parents. Be a good listener. Give clear no-use messages about drugs and alcohol. Help your child deal with peer pressure to use drugs.

Tips for Parents. Be a good listener. Give clear no-use messages about drugs and alcohol. Help your child deal with peer pressure to use drugs. Revised The human brain does not fully mature until the early twenties. Among the last areas to develop are those that govern impulse control and planning. So what might that mean for teens? On one hand,

More information

Tobacco Addiction. Why does it seem so hard to stop smoking? What's in cigarettes? What if I smoke just a few cigarettes a day?

Tobacco Addiction. Why does it seem so hard to stop smoking? What's in cigarettes? What if I smoke just a few cigarettes a day? Tobacco Addiction Why does it seem so hard to stop smoking? Smoking causes changes in your body and in the way you act. The changes in your body are caused by an addiction to nicotine. The changes in the

More information

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, & OTHER DRUGS. Standards & Benchmarks: 1:ALL; 2:1,2,3,4,6; 3:ALL; 6:1,3

ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, & OTHER DRUGS. Standards & Benchmarks: 1:ALL; 2:1,2,3,4,6; 3:ALL; 6:1,3 HEALTH MIDDLE SCHOOL ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, & OTHER DRUGS Standards & Benchmarks: 1:ALL; 2:1,2,3,4,6; 3:ALL; 6:1,3 Objective: = The students will explain the difference between responsible drug use and wrong

More information

What You Need to Know When Quitting Smoking

What You Need to Know When Quitting Smoking What You Need to Know When Quitting Smoking Nicotine Dependence: How Does It Affect Us? Nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes dependence. Nicotine dependence, also known as addiction, is the most

More information

Marijuana A User s Guide To Stopping

Marijuana A User s Guide To Stopping Marijuana A User s Guide To Stopping What is Cannabis? Cannabis is a general name given to a variety of preparations made from the plant cannabis sativa. Cannabis has three common forms for consumption:

More information

Alcohol and drug abuse

Alcohol and drug abuse Alcohol and drug abuse This chapter explores how alcohol abuse affects our families, relationships, and communities, as well as the health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse. 1. Alcohol abuse

More information

Drug Free Campus Plan

Drug Free Campus Plan Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, Texas, is committed to maintaining a drug free environment, free of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Baptist University of the Américas is

More information

Like cocaine, heroin is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Heroin is highly addictive.

Like cocaine, heroin is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Heroin is highly addictive. Heroin Introduction Heroin is a powerful drug that affects the brain. People who use it can form a strong addiction. Addiction is when a drug user can t stop taking a drug, even when he or she wants to.

More information

----------------------------------------------------------------- Awareness Training. Marijuana

----------------------------------------------------------------- Awareness Training. Marijuana Awareness Training On April 2004 Navy Personnel Command Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program (N-1351) Millington, TN 38055-6000 (901) 874-4240/DSN 882-4240 E-mail 1 TAKE TIME TO PREPARE! One

More information

DRUG USE. 1300 136 588 ndss.com.au AND TYPE 1 DIABETES

DRUG USE. 1300 136 588 ndss.com.au AND TYPE 1 DIABETES DRUG USE AND TYPE 1 DIABETES 1300 136 588 ndss.com.au The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. Contents Topic Page

More information

About one-half of all smokers die of a disease caused by smoking.the most common ones are lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes

About one-half of all smokers die of a disease caused by smoking.the most common ones are lung cancer, heart disease, and strokes Patient information from the BMJ Group Stopping smoking Smoking harms your health, but it's difficult to stop. That s because most people who smoke have become addicted to nicotine, a chemical in tobacco.

More information

A PSE class has begun a unit on substance abuse and they are beginning to address the following outcomes and experiences:

A PSE class has begun a unit on substance abuse and they are beginning to address the following outcomes and experiences: Reading Across Learning Health and Wellbeing Scenario: A PSE class has begun a unit on substance abuse and they are beginning to address the following outcomes and experiences: I understand the positive

More information

Why Cigarettes are bad

Why Cigarettes are bad Why Cigarettes are bad Smoking should be illegal for many reasons. Firstly, they not only affect the user themselves but they also affect their surroundings. These including the environment and the people

More information

ADDICTIONS. BEHAVIOURAL Internet Shopping Work Sex Gambling Food. SUBSTANCE - RELATED Alcohol Drugs Medicine Tobacco

ADDICTIONS. BEHAVIOURAL Internet Shopping Work Sex Gambling Food. SUBSTANCE - RELATED Alcohol Drugs Medicine Tobacco ADDICTIONS BEHAVIOURAL Internet Shopping Work Sex Gambling Food SUBSTANCE - RELATED Alcohol Drugs Medicine Tobacco Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease affecting the brains's reward, motivation and

More information

34 th Judicial District Substance Abuse Study Guide

34 th Judicial District Substance Abuse Study Guide 34 th Judicial District Substance Abuse Study Guide What is Drug Addiction? 2 It is characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that

More information

Q: What is marijuana? Aren't there different kinds?

Q: What is marijuana? Aren't there different kinds? Marijuana: Facts for Teens Q: What is marijuana? Aren't there different kinds? A: Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant. You

More information

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised

national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised national institute on drug abuse national institutes of health Revised Letter to Teens Did you know that marijuana use among U.S. teens has dropped dramatically since the late 1990s? So if you were thinking

More information

Grade. Lesson 12. Substance Abuse Prevention: Identifying Future Goals

Grade. Lesson 12. Substance Abuse Prevention: Identifying Future Goals Substance Abuse Prevention: Identifying Future Goals Handout 12A: Facts About Tobacco, Marijuana, Alcohol, and Inhalants Digital version available! Tobacco Tobacco and Addiction Tobacco is as addictive

More information

fast facts on cannabis

fast facts on cannabis fast facts on cannabis 1 what is cannabis? Cannabis is an illegal drug derived from the plant cannabis sativa. The main active ingredient in cannabis is called delta-9 tetrahydo-cannabinol, commonly known

More information

X. Capsules; pills; Stimulants; increased energy powder; rock alertness; extreme anxiety; temporary mental illness

X. Capsules; pills; Stimulants; increased energy powder; rock alertness; extreme anxiety; temporary mental illness Cadet Name: Date: 1. (U4C3L1:Q1) Study the table and indicate the type of drugs that are described in rows X, Y and Z. Drug Forms of the Drug Uses and Effects X. Capsules; pills; Stimulants; increased

More information

Healthy Lifestyle, Tobacco Free and Recovery Lesson for Group or Individual Sessions

Healthy Lifestyle, Tobacco Free and Recovery Lesson for Group or Individual Sessions Healthy Lifestyle, Tobacco Free and Recovery Lesson for Group or Individual Sessions This lesson is part of an overall curriculum based program developed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and

More information

Fifty most often asked questions about tobacco use and health

Fifty most often asked questions about tobacco use and health Fifty most often asked questions about tobacco use and health QuitCore Introduction According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is the single largest preventable cause of cancer in the world today.

More information

Heroin. How is Heroin Abused? What Other Adverse Effects Does Heroin Have on Health? How Does Heroin Affect the Brain?

Heroin. How is Heroin Abused? What Other Adverse Effects Does Heroin Have on Health? How Does Heroin Affect the Brain? Heroin Heroin is a synthetic opiate drug that is highly addictive. It is made from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears

More information

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for parents

w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for parents w h a t s t h e deal? cannabis facts for parents This booklet summarises what we know about the effects of cannabis on health and well-being. We have done our best to present the facts without any bias.

More information

Cannabis. let facts guide your decisions

Cannabis. let facts guide your decisions Cannabis let facts guide your decisions In this document we will describe what cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids are, their intoxication effects, how they affect us in the short and long term as well

More information

It s never too late to quit smoking

It s never too late to quit smoking It s never too late to quit smoking In as little as 20 minutes of not smoking, your body already begins to heal from the damage of smoking. TIME DURATION HEALTH BENEFIT 20 minutes Your blood pressure and

More information

It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure goes up. Smoking marijuana reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. This means every part

It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure goes up. Smoking marijuana reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. This means every part It makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure goes up. Smoking marijuana reduces the amount of oxygen in your body. This means every part of your body has to work harder just to do its job. Smoking

More information

Questions and Answers About Smoking Cessation

Questions and Answers About Smoking Cessation Questions and Answers About Smoking Cessation 1. How important is it to stop smoking? It is very important. Tobacco use remains the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Cigarette

More information

Clinical Trials Network

Clinical Trials Network National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network STOP SMOKING STUDY Should I Join? NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Introduction Many people who abuse drugs

More information

Stop Smoking. Key #2. It s Not Too Late to Benefit from Quitting! Health Benefits to Quitting. Other Reasons to Quit

Stop Smoking. Key #2. It s Not Too Late to Benefit from Quitting! Health Benefits to Quitting. Other Reasons to Quit Key #2 Stop Smoking There are many different poisons that can be found in cigarettes, such as carbon monoxide, tar, rat poison, paint thinner, and lighter fluid, just to name a few. Any of these toxins,

More information

The Adverse Health Effects of Cannabis

The Adverse Health Effects of Cannabis The Adverse Health Effects of Cannabis Wayne Hall National Addiction Centre Kings College London and Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research University of Queensland Assessing the Effects of Cannabis

More information

DRUG AWARENESS & PREVENTION EDUCATION

DRUG AWARENESS & PREVENTION EDUCATION EARLY ELEMENTARY Yr. 6 DRUG AWARENESS & PREVENTION EDUCATION Teaching people of all ages to respect and take better care of themselves in order to live longer, healthier lives. NOTES TO THE TEACHER This

More information

The University of Toledo - Main Campus Policy

The University of Toledo - Main Campus Policy The University of Toledo - Main Campus Policy IV-12 3360-30-12 Alcohol and Substance Abuse. (A) Alcohol and drug abuse policy statement The University of Toledo is committed to promoting and maintaining

More information

Wright State University Policy for a Drug-Free Campus

Wright State University Policy for a Drug-Free Campus Wright State University Policy for a Drug-Free Campus General Background The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 require all federal contractors,

More information

YOU CAN QUIT WE CAN HELP

YOU CAN QUIT WE CAN HELP YOU CAN QUIT WE CAN HELP SO, you re thinking of quitting tobacco. Let s figure out where you are right now, and see how this book can guide you through the quit process. Which of these sounds most like

More information

DRUG INTERACTIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW. Council on Family Health

DRUG INTERACTIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW. Council on Family Health DRUG INTERACTIONS: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Council on Family Health Drug Interactions There are more opportunities today than ever before to learn about your health and to take better care of yourself. It

More information

Smoking & your health Information for women

Smoking & your health Information for women Smoking & your health Information for women How does smoking affect your health? When you smoke, poisons from tobacco smoke pass through your lungs and into your blood stream. They are carried around

More information

Medicines to help you stop smoking

Medicines to help you stop smoking Medicines to help you stop smoking The best thing you can do for your health is to stop smoking There is no safe number of cigarettes to smoke Brain: Stroke Eyes: Macular Degeneration Skin: Ageing Wrinkles

More information

What s going to happen in this workshop?

What s going to happen in this workshop? Who is this guy? Nick Gonzales, Mexican/Apache, adopted Oglala Lakota & Tlingit Sha Nah Keh - 'The Keeper 27 years of recovery - Addict/Alcoholic USMC - Viet Nam Veteran 23 years nicotine free (I use tobacco

More information

Medical Cannabis and Addictions. October 2015 Charlie Reznikoff

Medical Cannabis and Addictions. October 2015 Charlie Reznikoff Medical Cannabis and Addictions October 2015 Charlie Reznikoff Medical Cannabis Topics Is marijuana addictive? Is medical cannabis addictive? Will medical cannabis lead to increased adolescent use of recreational

More information

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Information Contact Information Campus Safety (541)505-6546 campussafety@newhope.edu Dean of Student Services (541)485-1780 ext.3122 Campus Information New Hope Christian

More information

Heroin. How Is Heroin Abused? How Does Heroin Affect the Brain? What Other Adverse Effects Does Heroin Have on Health?

Heroin. How Is Heroin Abused? How Does Heroin Affect the Brain? What Other Adverse Effects Does Heroin Have on Health? Heroin Heroin is an opiate drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown

More information

Cocaine. Like heroin, cocaine is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Cocaine is a commonly abused drug.

Cocaine. Like heroin, cocaine is a drug that is illegal in some areas of the world. Cocaine is a commonly abused drug. Cocaine Introduction Cocaine is a powerful drug that stimulates the brain. People who use it can form a strong addiction. Addiction is when a drug user can t stop taking a drug, even when he or she wants

More information

Heroin. How Is Heroin Abused? How Does Heroin Affect the Brain? What Other Adverse Effects Does Heroin Have on Health?

Heroin. How Is Heroin Abused? How Does Heroin Affect the Brain? What Other Adverse Effects Does Heroin Have on Health? Heroin Heroin is an opiate drug that is synthesized from morphine, a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seed pod of the Asian opium poppy plant. Heroin usually appears as a white or brown

More information

Steps to Help You Quit Smoking. How Other Moms Have Quit

Steps to Help You Quit Smoking. How Other Moms Have Quit Steps to Help You Quit Smoking How Other Moms Have Quit Most Smokers Want to Quit If you are one of them, this workbook is for you. You may have good reasons to quit smoking and some concerns. This booklet

More information

What Alcohol Does to the Body. Chapter 25 Lesson 2

What Alcohol Does to the Body. Chapter 25 Lesson 2 What Alcohol Does to the Body Chapter 25 Lesson 2 Short-Term Effects of Drinking The short-term term effects of alcohol on the body depend on several factors including: amount of alcohol consumed, gender,

More information

Important facts to remember

Important facts to remember Important facts to remember If you re pregnant or trying to get pregnant, or if you know someone who is, there are several important points to remember: See a healthcare professional regularly. Get plenty

More information

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program D. A. Dorsey Educational Center is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all our faculty, staff, and students. Our institution recognizes

More information

Questions about stopping tobacco use

Questions about stopping tobacco use QUIT KIT Questions about stopping tobacco use Tobacco is part of my life. What will I do without it? The key is to learn new ways of dealing with the situations that make you want to use tobacco, such

More information

Addiction. What is nicotine?

Addiction. What is nicotine? from the director The use of tobacco products may be the Nation s most critical public health problem. It is, in fact, addiction to nicotine that is at the root of this enormous health, social, and financial

More information

YOU CAN QUIT YOUR TOBACCO USE

YOU CAN QUIT YOUR TOBACCO USE YOU CAN QUIT YOUR TOBACCO USE Learn how to get help to quit using tobacco and improve your chances of quitting. This document explains the best ways to quit tobacco use as well as new treatments to help.

More information

WHAT ARE NICOTINE AND TOBACCO?

WHAT ARE NICOTINE AND TOBACCO? NICOTINE ADDICTION WHAT ARE NICOTINE AND TOBACCO? Cigarettes are made from the dried and cured leaves of the tobacco plant (mainly Nicotiana Tabacum). Nicotine is a naturally occurring chemical in tobacco

More information

You Can Quit Smoking. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service

You Can Quit Smoking. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service You Can Quit Smoking C O N S U M E R G U I D E U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service NICOTINE: A POWERFUL ADDICTION If you have tried to quit smoking, you know how hard it

More information

Marijuana: Frequently Asked Questions

Marijuana: Frequently Asked Questions Marijuana: Frequently Asked Questions What is marijuana/cannabis? It is the leaves, flowers and other parts of the cannabis plant that have been prepared for smoking or other consumption by drying and

More information

Smoking Cessation Program

Smoking Cessation Program Smoking Cessation Program UHN Information for people who are ready to quit smoking Read this information to learn: why you should quit smoking how the Smoking Cessation Program works treatments to help

More information

TOBACCO AND CANCER. What you should know about tobacco use and cancer. Saint Louis University Cancer Center

TOBACCO AND CANCER. What you should know about tobacco use and cancer. Saint Louis University Cancer Center Saint Louis University Cancer Center TOBACCO AND CANCER Saint Louis University Cancer Center 3655 Vista Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63110-2539 (314) 268-7015 or (866) 977-4440 cancercenter.slu.edu www.slucare.com

More information

Your guide to stopping smoking for good

Your guide to stopping smoking for good Your guide to stopping smoking for good Reading this is your first step to stopping smoking for good Help2Quit gives you advice and support to help stop smoking for good. Nicotine replacement therapy and

More information

Alcohol, Substances & Your Body

Alcohol, Substances & Your Body Alcohol, Substances & Your Body Alcohol and Your Body Drinking too much alcohol on a single use or over time can cause serious problems to your health. Alcohol can affect your brain, heart, liver, pancreas,

More information

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Guidebook

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Guidebook Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Guidebook The Respiratory System The respiratory system consists of the lungs and air passages. The lungs are the part of the body where gases are exchanged

More information

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training revised: October 2015

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training revised: October 2015 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Training revised: October 2015 FMCSA is considering going to a seven panel and possibly ten panel. Hair testing may also be acceptable. What is a Drug? A substance which

More information

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease A R e p o r t o f t h e S u r g e o n G e n e r a l How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease... w h a t i t m e a n s t o About the 2010 Surgeon General s Report The 2010 Surgeon General s report contains important

More information

How to. Stop Smoking. In a Week. Redding Hypnosis Roger Gray, CHT Call today for an appointment (530) 227-3752 www.reddinghypnosis.

How to. Stop Smoking. In a Week. Redding Hypnosis Roger Gray, CHT Call today for an appointment (530) 227-3752 www.reddinghypnosis. How to Stop Smoking In a Week Redding Hypnosis Roger Gray, CHT Call today for an appointment (0) - www.reddinghypnosis.com CONTENTS PREFACE THE RISKS OF SMOKING KNOW YOUR ENEMY HOW YOU CAN QUIT SMOKING

More information

Related KidsHealth Links. Discussion Questions

Related KidsHealth Links. Discussion Questions Grades 3 to 5 Health Problems Series KidsHealth.org/classroom Teacher s Guide This guide includes: Standards Related Links Discussion Questions Activities for Students Reproducible Materials Standards

More information

THE HELP YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING

THE HELP YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING THE HELP YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has no ownership interest in any other organization that advertises or markets its disease management products and services.

More information

THE HELP YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING

THE HELP YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING THE HELP YOU NEED TO QUIT SMOKING FACE THE FACTS You know smoking is bad for you. You ve probably thought about quitting. You may even have tried to quit. But if you re still smoking, you may need help

More information

Related KidsHealth Links. Discussion Questions

Related KidsHealth Links. Discussion Questions Grades 3 to 5 Health Problems Series KidsHealth.org/classroom Teacher s Guide This guide includes: Standards Related Links Discussion Questions Activities for Students Reproducible Materials Standards

More information

OTC Abuse. Dr. Eman Said Abd-Elkhalek Lecturer of Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty of Pharmacy Mansoura University

OTC Abuse. Dr. Eman Said Abd-Elkhalek Lecturer of Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty of Pharmacy Mansoura University OTC Abuse Dr. Eman Said Abd-Elkhalek Lecturer of Pharmacology & Toxicology Faculty of Pharmacy Mansoura University Opiates Abuse Opioids are a group of natural, partially synthetic, or synthetic drugs

More information

Cannabis-Marijuana: Addiction,Treatment and Recovery

Cannabis-Marijuana: Addiction,Treatment and Recovery 2006 Cannabis-Marijuana: Addiction,Treatment and Recovery Published By Caron Treatment Centers 1 www.caron.org About Caron Treatment Centers Table of Contents Caron Treatment Centers is a leading provider

More information