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Tobacco Vocabulary

These are terms for 7th grade health

Addiction A mental or physical need for a drug or other substance.
Tar A thick, dark, liquid that forms when tobacco burns.
Withdrawal The unpleasant symptoms that someone experiences when he or she stops using an addictive substance.
Alveoli The tiny air sacs in your lungs.
Emphysema a disease that results in the destruction of alveoli in the lungs.
Psychological dependence A person's belief that he or she needs a drug to feel good or function normally.
Physical dependence An addiction in which the body develops a chemical need for a drug.
Tolerance The body's need for larger and larger amounts of a drug to produce the same effect.
Secondhand Smoke Air that has been contaminated by tobacco smoke.
Passive Smokers Nonsmokers who breathe in secondhand smoke.
Created by: koda13