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chapt 20 vocab

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addictive drug a substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence.
nicotine the addictive drug found in tabacco leaves.
stimulant a drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organisms.
carcinogen a cancer-causing substance.
tar a thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tabacco burns.
carbon monoxide a colorless, odorlesss, and poisonous gas.
smokeless tabacco tabacco that is sniffed the nose held in the mouth, or chewed.
leukoplakia or thickened, white, leathery-looking spots on the inside of the mouth that can develop into oral cancer.
nicotine withdrawl the process that occurs in the body when nicotine, an addictive drug, is no longer used.
nicotine substitutes deliver small amounts of nicotine into the user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tabacco habit.
tabacco cessation program a course that provides information and help to people to people who want to stop using tabacco.
environmental tabacco smoke air that has been contaminated by tabacco 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.
Created by: burbs7