Tobacco Use: Addiction and Short-Term Effects


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Which of the following chemicals is the addictive substance found in tobacco products?

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1. Which of the following phrases is NOT true?

2. The system in the human body that releases powerful chemical messengers as an effect of nicotine is the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of addiction and other effects of tobacco use. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the name for the addictive substance found in tobacco products as well as identifiable characteristics of that substance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Name of the addictive substance found in tobacco products
  • Characteristics of nicotine
  • System of the body affected by nicotine including nerves, spinal cord, and brain
  • Another term for the elevation of blood pressure

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on addiction and other effects of tobacco use
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of addiction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nicotine's effects on the nervous system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the elevation of blood pressure

Additional Learning

To learn more about tobacco's effects on the body, review the accompanying lesson called Tobacco Use: Addiction & Short Term Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define nicotine
  • Relate nicotine's effects on the nervous system
  • Name at least five short-term effects nicotine has on the body
  • Describe nicotine's role in increased blood pressure
  • Understand the negative effects tobacco products have on the body