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Chapter 21-Tobacco

Lesson 1-3

ADDICTIVE DRUG A substance that causes physiological or psychological dependance.
NICOTINE The addictive drug found in tobacco leaves.
STIMULANT A drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organs.
CARCINOGEN A cancer causing substance.
TAR A thick, sticky dark fluid produced when tobacco burns.
LEUKOPLAKIA Thickened, white, leathery-looking spots on the inside of the mouth that can develop into oral cancer.
NICOTINE WITHDRAWAL The process that occurs in the body when nicotine, an addictive drug, is no longer used.
SECONDHAND SMOKE Air that has been contaminated by tobacco smoke.
NICOTINE SUBSTITUTE A product that delivers small amounts of nicotine into the user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit.
Created by: letamoss