Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tobacco use and its limitations



Tobacco use is one of the major cause of death & diseases in the world countires.Eliminating the use of tobacco helps protect our health and well-being and reduces the risk of diseases.

The usage of tobacco is an activity that is practiced by some 1.1 billion people, and up to 1/3 of the adult population. Rates of smoking have declined in developed countries , however they continue to rise in developing countries.


Brain:

Nicotine, the drug that makes tobacco addictive, goes to the brain. It makes, feel good when you are smoking, but it can make you anxious, nervous, moody and depressed after you smoke. Using tobacco also causes headaches and dizziness.

Mouth:

Tobacco stains your teeth and gives you bad breath. It also ruins some of taste buds. Tobacco use also causes bleeding gums and cancer of mouth and throat.

Heart:

Smoking increase heart rate and blood pressure and one can’t do hard work.

Skin:

Smoking cigarettes causes dry, yellow skin and wrinkles.

Muscle:

Less blood and oxygen flow to your muscles,


Facts & Statistics

1. Each day, more than 3,500 people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette, and more than 1,000 become daily smokers

2. Each year in Idaho, more than 1,500 people die from smoking-related diseases, an average of four people per day.

3. One in three teens who regularly smoke will eventually die from a tobacco related illness.

4. Annually, tobacco use causes approximately 400,000 deaths and costs the nation approximately $96 billion in annual public and private health care expenditures caused by smoking.

5. In addition, smokers lose an average of 13 to 14 years of life because of their smoking.


The nine components of this comprehensive approach as recommended by the Center's for Disease Control & Prevention are:

1. Community programs to reduce tobacco use

2. Chronic disease programs to reduce the burden of tobacco-related disease

3. School programs

4. Enforcement

5. Statewide Programs

6. Counter-marketing

7. Cessation programs

8. Surveillance and evaluation

9. Administration and management

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