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Chapter 16

Tobacco
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Nicotine
A very addictive chemical in tobacco products
Smokeless tobacco
Tobacco that is chewed placed between the lower lip and teeth, or sniffed through the nose
Chewing tobacco
Also known as "dip" or "chew" consists of poor-quality, ground tobacco leaves mixed with flavorings, preservatives and other chemicals
Snuff
Finely ground, powdered tobacco
Stimulants
Nicotine is a stimulant (drugs that increase the activity of the nervous system)
Tar
The dark, sticky substance that forms when tobacco burns
Carbon monoxide
An odorless, poisonous gas
Carcinogens
Any cancer-causing agent
Chronic bronchitis
A condition in which the bronchi in the lungs are constantly swollen and clogged with mucus
Emphysema
A disorder in which alveoli in the lungs can no longer function properly
Leukoplakia
White patches on the tongue or the lining of the mouth of tobacco users
Mainstream smoke
Smoke exhaled from a smoker's lungs
Sidestream smoke
Smoke that goes into the air directly from the cigarette
Secondhand smoke
The combination of mainstream and sidestream smoke