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.
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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 cancer
- increased heart rate and blood pressure
- persistent cough
- gum disease
- risk of stroke
- aging of skin
- bad breath and yellowed teeth
Tobacco products are highly addictive, meaning that once you start using them, it’s very hard to stop.