Health Chp. 20 Vocab

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Health Chp. 20 Vocab
2012-11-28 20:59:48

Health Chp. 20 Vocab
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  1. addictive drug
    A substance that causes physiological or psychological dependence
  2. nicotine
    The addictive drug found in tobacco leaves
  3. stimulant
    A drug that increases the action of the central nervous system, the heart, and other organs
  4. carcinogen
    A cancer-causing substance
  5. tar
    A thick, sticky, dark fluid produced when tobacco burns
  6. carbon monoxide
    A colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas
  7. smokeless tobacco
    Tobacco that is sniffed through the nose, held in the mouth, or chewed
  8. leukoplakia
    Thickened, white, leather-looking spots on the inside of the mouth that can develop into oral cancer
  9. nicotine withdrawal
    The process that occurs in the body when nicotine, an addictive drug, is no longer used
  10. nicotine substitutes
    Products that deliver small amounts of nicotine into the user's system while he or she is trying to give up the tobacco habit
  11. tobacco cessation program
    A course that provides information and help to people who want to stop using tobacco
  12. environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)
    Air that has been contaminated by tobacco smoke
  13. mainstream smoke
    The smoke exhaled from the lungs of a smoker
  14. sidestream smoke
    The smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, pipe, or cigar