Home / Teen / Drugs and Alcohol / TobaccoTobacco What is tobacco?Tobacco is a type of plant used in making cigarettes, cigars, chewing/dipping tobacco and hookah. While tobacco products are legal to purchase for adults, they are highly addictive and have many negative effects. What should I do if I need help?Contact us to learn more about the dangers of tobacco products and how we can help. If you feel like you need immediate help, call the Centerstone Crisis Line nearest you. How does tobacco affect me?Tobacco contains a stimulant called nicotine which causes feelings of pleasure for the person using it. However, using tobacco products has many dangerous side effects, including:lung, mouth, and many other types of cancerincreased heart rate and blood pressurepersistent coughgum diseaserisk of strokeaging of skinbad breath and yellowed teethTobacco products are highly addictive, meaning that once you start using them, it’s very hard to stop.