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NTerzic Chapter 20

Chapter Twenty

Addictive Drug A substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence.
Nicotine The addictive drug found in tobacco leaves.
Stimulant A drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and the organs.
Carcinogen A cancer-causing substance.
Tar A thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns.
Carbon Monoxide A colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas.
Smokeless Tobacco Tobacco that 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 develop into oral cancer.
Nicotine Withdrawal 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 user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit.
Tobacco Cessation Program A course that provides information an help to people who want to stop using tobacco.
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) (Secondhand Smoke) Air that has been 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.
Created by: nataliaterzic