The Effects of Smoking By: Ms Hope TODAY’S GOAL: Understand the effects of cigarette smoke on the body Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death. 1 in every 5 deaths is caused by cigarette smoking Cigarettes kill more people than all of these combined On average smokers die 13 to 14 years earlier than nonsmokers Compared with Nonsmokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of… • • • • • coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times stroke by 2 to 4 times men developing lung cancer by 23 times women developing lung cancer by 13 times dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) by 12 to 13 times. Coronary Heart Disease A Smoker’s Red Blood Cell Rates of cancers related to cigarette smoking vary widely among members of racial/ethnic groups but are the highest among African-American men. Emphysema Occurs when the tiny air sacs in the lungs become inflamed, overstretched, and rupture Bronchitis An inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection Pneumonia Inflammation of the lungs caused by an infection Cigarettes create over 4,000 chemicals when burned Cigarette chemicals damage the collagen and elastin in the skin which leads to Premature Wrinkles Smoking yellows teeth, fingers, and nails Smoking while pregnant causes… • • • • • Infertility Preterm delivery Low birth weight Stillbirth SIDS Michigan Statistics Why is all of this important??? More than 80% of adult smokers begin smoking before age 18. Class Activity • Now we are going to the gym and you are going to see what it feels like to be a long-term smoker. • Does anyone have Asthma?