Tobacco Addiction Resources
Most of us know that smoking is bad for our physical health, and we have all heard the government warnings that smoking kills. Did you know that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable illness and death worldwide. So why do people start smoking?
Many people start smoking when they are young, often due to peer pressure. Very often, once they start, it is very difficult to stop smoking. So how bad is smoking for our health, and what illnesses does smoking cause?
There are a number of tobacco related diseases and illnesses caused by smoking and they include:
- Smoking causes lung cancer — globally it is the leading cause of this type of cancer.
- Smoking causes cancer of the mouth, head and neck.
- Smoking also causes breast cancer, bladder cancer and kidney cancer.
- Smoking leads to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease
There are over 4000 toxic chemicals in one cigarette including:
- Carbon monoxide
Many smokers are addicted to tobacco, but they are mainly addicted to nicotine, which is present in the tobacco plant. Nicotine is highly addictive and nicotine addiction is as difficult to fight as heroin addiction.
If someone wants to stop smoking, there are products available such as nicotine patches, which help wean the smoker off nicotine. The withdrawal symptoms may be unpleasant, but if someone is determined to quit smoking, they must remember that the physical symptoms will taper off. They will still need support to deal with the mental and emotional difficulties such as depression and anxiety, so it is a good idea for them to see their GP if they want to stop smoking.
Digital Tobacco Addiction Resources
Tobacco Addiction Topics
The tobacco addiction topics we produce resources for include:
- Tobacco Related Diseases
- Nicotine Addiction
- Quitting Smoking
- Withdrawal Symptoms
- Smoking Illnesses
We publish digital tobacco addiction resources for schools to provide help, guidance and education on various tobacco addiction topics. The digital tobacco addiction resources we produce give information in a way that informs as well as educates.
Our tobacco addiction resources for teachers cover a variety of issues surrounding tobacco addiction.
Teaching students about tobacco addiction is important. Our aim is to produce resource packs that deal with the issues in an informative and tactful way.