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Drugs And Drugs Abuse

Rodrigo Fonseca

Physiology

James Tobin

November 7 2011

TABLE OF CONTENS

Table of contens 2

Introduction 3

Background 4-5

Tobacco 6

Effects 7

Situations of Smokers 8

Mixing With Drugs and Quitting 9

Bibliography 10

Introduction

Tobacco is one of themost amazing “legal” drugs, amazing in the fact that ts such a poisons thing that its easily move through the world. The most common way of consuming tobacco is smocking. Smocking is the action of smock which consist in the introduction of tobacco and many other drugs and stuff into the human body.

Of course that this is horrible for the body, introducing all this crap of to the body harm itso terrible that can produce our death or even worst, dead of non-smokers.

Background

Tobacco is a plant that grows natively in North and South America. The seed of a tobacco plant is very small. It is believed that Tobacco began growing in the Americas about 6,000 B.C. As early as 1 B.C., American Indians began using tobacco in many different ways, such as in religious and medicinalpractices. Tobacco was believed to be a cure-all, and was used to heal wounds, as well as a pain killer. Chewing tobacco was believed to relieve the pain of a toothache.

Christopher Columbus was offered dried tobacco leaves as a gift from the American Indians that he encountered. Soon after, sailors brought tobacco back to Europe, and the plant was being grown all over Europe. The major reason fortobacco's growing popularity in Europe was its supposed healing properties. Europeans believed that tobacco could cure almost anything. During the 1600's, tobacco was so popular that it was frequently used as money. This was also a time when some of the dangerous effects of smoking tobacco were being realized by some individuals.

During the American Revolutionary War, tobacco helped finance therevolution by serving as collateral for loans the Americans borrowed from France. Over the years, more and more scientists begin to understand the chemicals in tobacco, as well as the dangerous health effects smoking produces. In 1826, the pure form of nicotine is finally discovered. Soon after, scientists conclude that nicotine is a dangerous poison. Cigarettes became popular around this time whensold iers brought it back to England from the Russian and Turkish soldiers. Cigarettes in the U.S. were mainly made from scraps left over after the production of other tobacco products, especially chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco became quite popular at this time with the "cowboys" of the American we west. It wasn't until the 1900's that the cigarette became the major tobacco product made andsold. Along with the popularity of cigarettes, however, was a small but growing anti-tobacco campaign, with some states proposing a total ban on tobacco.

During the 1980's there were many lawsuits filed against the tobacco industry because of the harmful effects of its products. Smoking becomes politically incorrect, with more public places forbidding smoking.

Tobacco

Tobacco is made fromthe dried leaves of the tobacco plant. The majority of tobacco consumed is in the form of cigarettes. After the leaves are dried they are treated with around 4000 different chemicals before being made into cigarettes. Many of these chemicals cause cancer, and tobacco smoke itself is carcinogenic.

Tar is the name given to the yellow-brown substance that stains smokers' teeth, fingers and lungs.It is made up of many different chemical particles and is the main cause of throat and lung cancer in smokers. All cigarettes contain tar.

Nicotine is a drug that is found naturally in tobacco and it makes cigarettes and other tobacco products addictive. When nicotine is absorbed in the body it can cause a number of effects, including stimulating the nervous system, increasing heart rate,...
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