Substance Use

Define Nicotine
A powerful, addictive drug found in tobacco
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Define Addiction
Not having control of doing, taking, or using something to the point it may cause harm
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What Did the UK Government Say About Alcohol?
1) Any amount can increase risk of cancer. 2) People shouldn't save up units and binge at one time
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Where is Smoking Illegal?
Public Spaces
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What Can Irritant Particles Cause?
1) Bronchitis. 2) Emphysema. 3) Asthma. 4) Smoker's Cough
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What Can Nicotine Cause?
1) Addiction. 2) Increased blood clotting leading to Thrombosis
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What Conditions Can Smoking Cause?
1) Stroke. 2) Gum Disease
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What Can Tar Cause?
Cancers of the Nose, Throat, Tongue, Lungs, Stomach and Bladder
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What Can Exposure To Smoke During Pregnancy Cause?
1) Smaller babies. 2) More stillbirths. 3) More miscarriages
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What Can Exposure To Smoke In Children Cause?
1) Being prone to chest infections. 2) Tend to be smaller and weaker. 3) Do less well in school
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What Can Carbon Monoxide Cause?
1) Decreased oxygenation. 2) Poor growth. 3) Extra work on the heart. 4) Increased risk of Thrombosis
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What Can Heart Disease and Poor Circulation Cause?
1) Increased blood pressure. 2) Increased risk of a heart attack. 3) Narrowing of arteries
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What Does Substance Abuse Include?
1) The unsafe use of solvents. 2) Taking illegal drugs. 3) Misusing prescription drugs
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What Kind Of Effects can Substance Abuse Have On The Body?
Profoundly Damaging-- loss of control of actions, damage to organs/brain/liver/kidneys. Can result in death.
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Define Addiction

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What Did the UK Government Say About Alcohol?

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Where is Smoking Illegal?

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What Can Irritant Particles Cause?

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