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BAC
blood alcohol concentration
*depends on gender, age, height, weight
*amount of food in stomach
*amount of alcohol drunk
*rate your drink
Nicotine
the addictive drug found in tobacco leaves
Tar
A thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns
Negative Effects of tobacco
Short Term Effects:
*changes in brain chemistry
*increased respiration and heart rate
*dulled taste buds and reduced appetite
*bad
Long Term Effects:
*chronic bronchitis
*emphysema
Emphysema
A disease that progressively destroys the walls of the alveoli.
Cancer
Uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells
Cardiovascular Disease
A disease that affects the heart or blood vessels
mainstream smoking
the smoke exchale from the lungs of a smoker
intoxication
The state in which the body is poisoned by alcohol or another substance and the person's physical and mental control is significantly reduced
Passive Smoke
non smokers who involunatariley breath sidestream smoke.
can irrateat the nose,throat, and cause the eyes to burn.
sidestream smoke is 2x the tar/nicotine and 3X the CO2.When compared to mainstream smoke.
Respiratory Disease
coughing or smoker's hack.
increased risk of emphysema,lung cancer, and chronic bronchitis
CO2
When CO2 is inhaled it takes the place of the O2 on the hemoglobin.
the more CO2 in the blood the less O2 carried in hte blood.
the heart works harder to get the O2 to the organs and muscles= shorten breath.