What do drugs do to our body?
What did the drug thalidomide do in the last century?
Give two examples of recreational drugs?
What is bad about that type of drug?
Where can some drugs be extracted?
Why are drugs tested in a laboratory?
What can be bad about this process?
They change the chemical reactions in the body
It caused a damaging and unexpected side effects to babies
Alcohol and Tobacco
It is addictive
From natural sources
to check they are not toxic
It takes a long time and can be extremely expensive
What is the addictive substance in tobacco?
What does the nicotine do?
What happens when carbon monoxide combines with haemoglobin?
What disease can this cause?
Why is smoking during pregnancy very bad?
Smoking whilst pregnant could lead to?
it reaches the brain within 20 seconds and creates a dependancy so that it is addictive
It reduces the ability of the blood being able to take oxygen around the blood
It reduces the amount of oxygen available to growing the fetus.
low birth baby
What substances can cause cancer?
Alcohol is a...
What does this mean?
What are the long term effects of drinking alcohol?
All drugs have the potential to...
it slows down the signals in the nerves and brain
Damage to the liver and brain
damage our health