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Mental Health 2.0

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
nicotine a colorless, oily, water-soluble, highly toxic, found in tobacco and valued as an insecticide.
stimulant a substance that raises levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body.
carcinoque a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue.
tar a dark, thick, flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols, and other compounds.
carbon monoxide a colorless, odorless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.
smokeless producing or emitting little or no smoke.
leukoplakia a mucous membrane disorder characterized by white patches, especially on the cheek, tongue, vulva, early signs of cancer.
nicotine withdraw When you stop smoking‚ your body has to get used to not having nicotine.
nicotine substitutes a product that delivers small amounts of nicotine into the user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit.
mainstream smoke The smoke exhaled by a smoker.
sidestream smoke Smoke from the lighted end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar, or tobacco burning in a hookah.
emphysema a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.
lung cancer uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that start off in one or both lungs; usually in the cells that line the air passages.
chronic bronchitis Inflammation and swelling of the lining of the airways, leading to narrowing and obstruction generally resulting in daily cough. The inflammation stimulates production of mucus, which can cause further blockage of the airways.
e-cigarettes a cigarette-shaped device containing a nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to simulate the experience of smoking tobacco.
vaping inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
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