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Chapter 20 jcarter

Chapter 20 vocab Tobacco

addictive drug substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence
Nicotine addictive drug found in tobacco leaves
stimulant drug that increases the action of the central nervous system
carcinogen a cancer-causing substance
tar thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns
Carbon monoxide a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas, that is found in cigarette smoke
smokeless tobacco is sniffed through the nose, held in the mouth, or chewed
leukoplakia thickened, white, leathery-looking spots on the inside of the mouth that can be develop into oral cancer
nicotine withdrawal when it is no longer used
nicotine substitutes deliver small amounts of nicotine into the person's system while they are trying to give up the tobacco habit
tobacco cessation program course that provides info and help to people who want to stop using tobacco
Environmental tobacco smoke secondhand smoke
mainstream smoke smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker
sidestream smoke smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar
Created by: wcwjohn27