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Chapter 11 Vocab

Tobacco

TermDefinition
Carbon Monoxide A gas that blocks oxygen from getting into the bloodstream.
Carcinogen Any chemical agent that causes cancer.
Emphysema A respiratory disease in which air cannot move in and out of alveoli because they become blocked or lose their elasticity.
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (Secondhand Smoke) A combination of exhaled mainstream smoke and sidestream smoke.
Mainstream Smoke Smoke that is inhaled through a cigarette and then exhaled by a cigarette smoker.
Nicotine The highly addictive drug that is found in all tobacco products,
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Forms of medicine that delivers small amounts of nicotine to the body to help a person quit using tobacco.
Sidestream Smoke Smoke that escapes from the tip of a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.
Tar A sticky, black, substance in tobacco smoke that coats the inside of the airways and that contains many carcinogens.
Created by: risdhealth