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  Tobacco Facts and Cancer, Smoking, Larynx Cancer and Quitting
Tobacco use and smoking are very dangerous addictions which commonly cause a wide variety of diseases, cancer and death.
Each year, because of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, an estimated 3,000 nonsmoking Americans die of lung cancer, and 300,000 children suffer from lower respiratory tract infections.
The decision to use tobacco is nearly always made in the teen years, and about one-half of young people usually continue to use tobacco products as adults.
www.tobacco-facts.info   (353 words)

  Tobacco smoking
Of all the risk factors for ill health, tobacco smoking is responsible for the greatest burden on the health of Australians, accounting for 9.7% of the total burden of disease in 1996 (see The Burden of Disease and Injury in Australia for more detail).
Smoking rates among Australian adults have declined steadily since the early 1970s, and this trend has continued into the 1990s.
Passive smoking is breathing in environmental tobacco smoke, which consists of sidestream smoke directly from the burning tobacco and exhaled mainstream smoke.
www.aihw.gov.au /riskfactors/smoking.cfm   (387 words)

  Tobacco: Scientific Facts on Tobacco Active and Passive Smoking
Harmful substances from tobacco smoke and their breakdown products are present in the urine and blood stream of both active and passive smokers.
Smoking can also cause changes in the metabolism of cells or tissues, resulting in changes to the way foreign substances are broken down by the body.
Passive smoking is involuntary exposure to tobacco smoke.
www.greenfacts.org /en/tobacco   (886 words)

  Tobacco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tobacco leaves are often smoked (see tobacco smoking) in the form of a cigar or cigarette, or in a smoking pipe, or in a water pipe or a hookah.
The substantially increased risk of developing cancer as a result of tobacco usage seems to be due to the plethora of nitrosamines and other carcinogenic compounds found in tobacco and its residue as a result of anaerobic heating, either due to smoking or to flue-curing or fire-curing.
Tobacco seeds are scattered onto the surface of the soil, as their germination is activated by light.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tobacco   (5546 words)

 Tobacco smoking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tobacco smoking is the act of burning the dried leaves of the tobacco plant and inhaling the smoke.
The smoking pipe typically consists of a small chamber (the bowl) for the combustion of the substance to be smoked and a thin stem (shank) that ends in a mouthpiece (also called a bit).
In Germany, 35% of the population smokes, and in Russia, 39% of the population smokes (63% of all males smoke).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tobacco_smoking   (6146 words)

 Manbir Online .. Tobacoo Smoking
Tar is the aggregate of particulate matter in tobacco smoke after subtracting nicotine and moisture.
Plasma fats: Tobacco smoking increases the serum concentration of glucose, cortisol, free fatty acids and decreases the ratio of protective high density lipoprotein, to low density lipoprotein which is harmful.
Pregnancy: Smoking in wome n is associated with delayed conception and increased incidence of ectopic pregnancy.
www.manbir-online.com /tobacoo.htm   (665 words)

 Acupuncture Assistance for Withdrawal from Tobacco Smoking
Generally, the literature regarding the use of acupuncture for smoking appears to be similar to the rest of the substance abuse acupuncture literature.
For those who succeed in stopping smoking, the positive experience of acupuncture on the discomforts during withdrawal may lead the recipient to encourage other smokers to try the stop-smoking procedure, using acupuncture as a means of making the process more acceptable.
Certainly, smokers who wish to quit smoking have a wide range of effective techniques available to them, including nicotine administration (patch, gum, nasal spray, and inhaler), psychotherapy, and acupuncture, and anyone who is encountering difficulty may be able to combine these therapies to attain their goal.
www.itmonline.org /arts/nicotin2.htm   (3325 words)

 ACS :: Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health
Smoking also causes cancers of the larynx (voice box), oral cavity, pharynx (throat), esophagus, and bladder, and contributes to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, and stomach; it is also linked to the development of some leukemias.
Smoking cigarettes increases the risk of heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the United States.
Smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes are all risk factors for heart disease, but cigarette smoking is the biggest risk factor for sudden heart death.
www.cancer.org /docroot/PED/content/PED_10_2x_Questions_About_Smoking_Tobacco_and_Health.asp   (6550 words)

 Tobacco.org : Welcome
China Passive smoking exposure and risk of COPD among adults in China: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study
If you have to smoke, you need to be a responsible smoker.
“The problems with smoking during pregnancy are increased bleeding, miscarriage, premature deliveries and low birth weight.
www.tobacco.org   (957 words)

 Tobacco, Smoking, & Cessation
The tobacco plant is closely related to the tomato and potato and has pink or white flowers.
The leaves of tobacco are chopped, dried, and prepared for snuff and chewing or smoking in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
Secondhand smoke or passive smoking, the inhalation of another person's smoke, is a known cause of cancer.
www.42explore.com /tobacco.htm   (1804 words)

 Tobacco & Cancer - Smoking and Lung Cancer, Smoking Cancer, Chewing Tobacco Cancer, Help Stop Smoking and More - M. D. ...
Tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States.
Inhaled tobacco has a greater dispersion into the lungs because of the smoke, but all tobacco is bad.
Tobacco research is conducted in the Department of Behavioral Science, the Department of Epidemiology, and the Department of Health Disparities Research.
www.mdanderson.org /topics/smoking   (582 words)

 Kids and Smoking
The health risks of tobacco are well known, yet the rates of smoking and the use of chewing tobacco continue to grow.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States.
Kids tend to be drawn to smoking and chewing tobacco for any number of reasons - to look cool, act older, lose weight, win cool merchandise, seem tough, or feel independent.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/emotions/behavior/smoking.html   (1095 words)

 Smoking and Tobacco
Smoking causes most of the cases of emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Smoking during pregnancy accounts for 20 - 30% of low birthweight infants and up to 14% of preterm births.
Approximately 10% of all infant deaths are attributable to smoking.
www.netwellness.org /healthtopics/smoking   (208 words)

 BU Libraries | Research Guide | Smoking and Tobacco
Controlled smoking is a form of treatment for smokers who cannot or do not wish to quit (despite smoking-related illnesses).
Legacy is dedicated to reducing tobacco use in the United States with major initiatives reaching youth, women, and priority populations through grant awards, research initiatives, marketing campaigns, training programs, and collaboration with national and local partners." Site include publications and a gallery of print, image, and audio/video media campaign resources.
Nevertheless, the "Tobacco Free Initiative provides links to other tobacco-related websites in the belief that the informed individual is better able to make health and lifestyle decisions." These include tobacco companies, tobacco company financial data, online tobacco magazines, newswires, and economic and trade data.
www.bu.edu /library/guides/smoke.html   (2319 words)

 Freevibe | Drug Facts | Smoking
This is largely due to differences in the method of smoking tobacco and marijuana, such as larger puff volumes and longer durations of inhalation with marijuana.
Cigarette smoking among youth may reduce the rate of lung growth and the level of maximum lung function that can be achieved.
Smoking is also a leading cause of cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder, pancreas, and kidney.
www.freevibe.com /Drug_Facts/smoking.asp   (1220 words)

 The Smoking Gun: Tobacco And Teenagers
Like every other tobacco pusher, RJ Reynolds wants to get you addicted at a young age.
That's because most nicotine junkies will buy cigarettes for decades, until they die at an early age from cancer, lung disease, or other ailments.
These records were released in January by Representative Henry Waxman, one of Washington's leading anti-tobacco activists.
www.thesmokinggun.com /tobacco/tobacco.html   (129 words)

 Freedom From Tobacco - Quit Smoking Now
Over time after a person quits smoking there will be changes: medical, psychological, professional, economic, life roles, relationships, etc. What is important to recognize though is that most of these changes would have occurred whether you had quit smoking or not or even whether or not you ever smoked.
It would be like a person who never smoked who finds out they now have high blood pressure and then thinks to him or herself that it must be because he or she stopped using some product twenty years ago.
If a person gets diagnosed with a smoking related ailment like emphysema or lung cancer years or decades after quitting it is likely that their mind is shifted to think about their past smoking.
groups.msn.com /FreedomFromTobaccoQuitSmokingNow/mynewlife.msnw?action=get_message&mview=0&ID_Message=106099&pgmarket=en-us   (1630 words)

 Tobacco-Related Internet Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Quitting smoking is one of the most important actions a woman can take to improve the outcome of her pregnancy.
The long-term mission of global tobacco control, which will take several decades to achieve, is to reduce smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption in all countries and among all groups, and thereby reduce the burden of disease caused by tobacco.
The tobacco (TABACO) name is derived from an American Indian word applied both to a tube for inhaling the smoke and to a cylinder of leaf prepared for smoking.
www.tobacco.org /Resources/tobsites.html   (13858 words)

 Smoking - Health Effects - CardiologyChannel
According to the Surgeon General, tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, resulting in about 400,000 deaths each year.
Secondhand smoke is what is given off by the end of the burning cigarette and by the smoker's exhalations.
Because their bodies are not fully mature, smoking interferes with normal lung development in those who begin smoking as children or adolescents.
www.cardiologychannel.com /smoking   (515 words)

 Smoking and Tobacco Use Home Page | Office on Smoking and Health | CDC
Trends in Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among U.S. Nonsmokers
Minneapolis, MN Improve and sustain the effectiveness and reach of tobacco control programs and activities in the United States.
Content source: Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
www.cdc.gov /tobacco   (99 words)

 MedlinePlus: Smoking
Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths.
Your smoke is also bad for other people - they breathe in your smoke secondhand and can get many of the same problems as smokers do.
Smoking and Musculoskeletal Health(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/smoking.html   (528 words)

 Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoking remains the leading cause of death and illness among Americans.
Use of other tobacco products such as pipes, cigars, and snuff is less common, comprising less than 10% of use of all tobacco products; however, the health effects of these products are similar to those of tobacco—particularly their association with cancers of the mouth, throat, and esophagus.
Increasing attention has been devoted to publicizing the dangers of second-hand (environmental) smoke, the association between tobacco marketing and initiation of smoking among youth, and the development of strategies and medications to help smokers quit.
www.emedicinehealth.com /cigarette_smoking/article_em.htm   (346 words)

 Smoking Tobacco Smokers Oral Cancer Risks Mouth Cancer Tobacco
Tobacco and alcohol are the most important oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer risk factors.
Mouth cancer is largely a lifestyle disease, meaning that the majority of cases are related to tobacco and alcohol use.
A Smoking Community of other ex-smokers that encourage one another has been developed with the expert advice of a consultant chest physician and a consultant clinical psychologist.
www.rdoc.org.uk /tobaccorisk.html   (647 words)

 Tobacco/Smoking Physical Education Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or PE Teaching Idea
Ask if the smoking advertisement is truthful or misleading.
Plus, kids who smoke are more likely to get in trouble or make lower grades.
*kids who smoke are more likely to do marijuana or cocaine, or become drinkers-this is definitely not healthy
www.lessonplanspage.com /PEArt-TobaccoSmoking-EffectsAndRolePlayPeerPressWithPuppetsK3.htm   (247 words)

 Tobacco/Smoking Cessation - National Cancer Institute
American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (ASSIST) Evaluation: Questions and Answers
Quitting Tobacco: Driving or Riding in a Car...
(Reviewed: 06/27/2006) - A fact sheet that summarizes the studies on the health effects of exposure to environmental (secondhand) tobacco smoke.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco   (365 words)

 Project #5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
This marked the introduction of tobacco to the civilized world, and it did not take very long before its use became popular everywhere.
Chewing tobacco was also quite prevalent, though not to the degree of smoking.
The use of snuff tobacco, however, was extremely rare by this time.
www.otal.umd.edu /~vg/amst205.S97/vj05/project5.html   (336 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Smoking
Smoking is a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the fl, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembles the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Tobacco smoking was a relatively new phenomenon in Europe when England's King James I, the world's first prominent anti-smoker, made this pronouncement in the early 17th century.
Columbus had no idea what they were, but his sailors watched the locals smoking the tobacco and tried it themselves.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/smoking   (425 words)

Secondhand smoke causes an average of 1,150 deaths in Missouri annually.
The adult smoking rate (23.4% in 2005) is among the highest in the U.S. The smoking rate for Missouri’s pregnant women has remained consistently high at around 18.0% for the last 5 years.
When considering spit tobacco and other types of tobacco in addition to smoking, the rate of use among Missouri kids jumps to 27.0%.
www.dhss.mo.gov /SmokingAndTobacco   (204 words)

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