Ch 3: Tobacco & Nicotine

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons in this chapter to examine the history of the tobacco industry, tobacco use in the United States and health effects of nicotine dependence. Gauge your comprehension of these topics by taking the self-assessment quizzes included with our lessons.

Tobacco & Nicotine - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Tobacco is a plant that is usually smoked in cigars, pipes and cigarettes. Tobacco contains the stimulant nicotine, which can be habit-forming. It is believed that tobacco use is a risk factor for a number of life-threatening illnesses, including cancer and disorders of the heart, lungs and liver.

Our videos explore these topics using engaging graphics and facts. You can study the lesson transcripts, send questions to instructors and take multiple-choice quizzes to assess your understanding of tobacco usage. Watching the video lessons in this chapter can increase your knowledge of the following:

  • History and use of tobacco
  • Administration of tobacco
  • Effects of smoking
  • Chemicals present in tobacco products
  • Tobacco abuse support programs

Video Objective
The History of the Tobacco Industry Explore the origins of the tobacco industry.
Tobacco Use in the United States Discover trends in tobacco use.
Patterns & Methods of Tobacco Use Learn the specifics of tobacco use, tolerance, withdrawal, overdose and abuse.
The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use Study political and social matters surrounding tobacco usage.
Chemicals in Smoking Tobacco: Carbon Monoxide, Tar & NicotineSee how exposure to chemicals in smoking tobacco can be harmful.
Tobacco Use and Health Study the ways in which tobacco use adversely affects smokers.
Signs & Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence Identify some of the symptoms of nicotine dependence.
Tobacco Abuse Prevention & Treatment Programs Learn about programs designed to prevent tobacco use and to help those who are smokers.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Tobacco & Nicotine
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The History of the Tobacco Industry

1. The History of the Tobacco Industry

The use of tobacco was once thought to be a healthy lifestyle choice, but by the early 20th century, doubts were cast on this positive image. Learn about the history of the tobacco industry and how it handled the changing image of tobacco.

Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

2. Tobacco Use in the United States: Trends in Consumption

This lesson will discuss important statistics related to smoking, including how age, ethnicity, education, and geographic location influence tobacco use, as well as the financial and health-related implications of smoking.

Patterns & Methods of Tobacco Use

3. Patterns & Methods of Tobacco Use

What are the different ways tobacco can be used? Can you actually become addicted to tobacco products? Can you actually abuse tobacco products? Find out in this lesson.

The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use

4. The Social and Political Issues of Tobacco Use

We often think about the fact that smoking is something we should worry about with respect to cancer, but political, social, and religious concerns are just as important when it comes to this deadly habit. Learn about how these concerns are related to smoking in this lesson.

Chemicals in Smoking Tobacco: Carbon Monoxide, Tar & Nicotine

5. Chemicals in Smoking Tobacco: Carbon Monoxide, Tar & Nicotine

There are thousands of chemicals in smoking tobacco. Many of these substances are toxic or cancer causing, such as carbon monoxide and tar. Nicotine, arguably the most dangerous ingredient, is an addictive substance found in tobacco. Learn about these chemicals and how they affect you.

Signs & Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence

6. Signs & Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence

Do you feel anxious, irritable and restless if you go too long without tobacco? Experiencing withdrawal symptoms is just one of the ways to identify nicotine dependence. Learn how nicotine gets you hooked as well as additional signs and symptoms.

Tobacco Abuse Prevention & Treatment Programs

7. Tobacco Abuse Prevention & Treatment Programs

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the many different strategies people and communities can employ to prevent the use of tobacco products as well as what key components treatment programs for tobacco use encompass.

Tobacco Use & Health

8. Tobacco Use & Health

Tobacco contains an addictive chemical called nicotine. Nicotine is why it is so hard to stop using tobacco once you start. Learn how smoking or chewing tobacco causes diseases, affects your breathing and even causes bad breath and yellow teeth.

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