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Ch.20

A.Mathias Chapter 20

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addictive drug a drug that causes physological or phychological dependence
nicotine 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
carbon monoxide a colorless, odorless. and posioness gas
smokeless tobacco tobacco that is sniffed throught the nose, held in the mouth, or chewed
leukoplakia thickened, white, leathery-looking spots on the inside of the mouth that can develope into oral cancer
nicotine the process that occurs in the body when nicotine, an addictive drug, is no longer used
nicotine substitutes products that deliver small amounts of nicotine into the users system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit
tobacco cessation program a course that provides information and help to people who want to stop using tobacco
enviromental tobacco smoke (ETS) air that is contaminated by tobacco smoke
mainstream smoke the smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker
sidestream smoke the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar
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