WLW Teen Health Vocabulary - Tobacco

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Nicotine

An addictive drug present in tobacco

Tars

Chemicals present in tobacco. Burning them releases carcinogens

Carcinogens

Cancer-causing agents

Bronchi

Two main airways in the lungs; branches of the windpipe (trachea)

Mucus

Slippery secretion produced by cells of the body's linings that protects the surfaces of the linings

Cilia

Hair-like structures extending from the surface of cells that line the body passegeways. They wave, propelling mucus to sweep away debris

Bronchitis

Respiratory disorder with irritation of the bronchi; thickened mucus; and a deep, harsh cough

Emphysema

Disease of the lungs in which many small, flexible air sacs burst and form a few large, rigid pockets

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Aka COLD; Term for several diseases that interfere with breathing

Carbon Monoxide

Deadly gas formed during the burning of tobacco

Ulcers

Open sores in the lining of the digestive system

Sinuses

Spaces in the bones of the skull

Mainstream Smoke

Smoke that flows through the cigarette and into the lungs when the smoker inhales

Sidestream Smoke

Smoke that escapes into the air from the burning tip of the cigarette; inhaled by the smoker or others

Asthma

Difficulty breathing; wheezing sounds from the chest caused by air rushing through narrowed air passages

Smokeless Tobacco

Used for snuff or chewing instead of smoking

Quid

Small portion of any form of smokeless tobacco

Leukoplakia

Whitish/greyish patches that develop in the mouths of tobacco users that may lead to cancer

Unethical

Against the rules of right and wrong; not un line with accepted moral standards

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