Cards #2 Health

Cards #2 Health

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What is Carcinogen a substance of causing cancer in the living tissue
What is Smokeless Tobacco tobacco that is chewed or snuffed rather than smoked by the user.
What is Leukoplakia a mucous membrane disorder characterized by white patches, especially on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis.
What is Sidestream Smoke smoke that passes from a cigarette into the surrounding air, rather than into the smoker's lungs.
What is Mainstream Smoke the smoke exhaled by a smoker.
What is Passive Smoke the involuntary inhaling of smoke from other people's cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.
What is E-Cigarettes another term for electronic cigarette.
What is Nicotine a toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid that is the chief active constituent of tobacco. It acts as a stimulant in small doses, but in larger amounts blocks the action of autonomic nerve and skeletal muscle cells. Nicotine is also used in insecticides.
What is Tobacco a preparation of the nicotine-rich leaves of an American plant, which are cured by a process of drying and fermentation for smoking or chewing.
What is Nicotine Substitute is a medically-approved way to take nicotine by means other than tobacco.
What is Chronic Bronchitis Inflammation and swelling of the lining of the airways, leading to narrowing and obstruction generally resulting in daily cough.
What is Emphysema a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness.
What is Tar a dark, thick, flammable liquid distilled from wood or coal, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons, resins, alcohols, and other compounds. It is used in roadmaking and for coating and preserving timber.
What is Carbon Monoxide a colorless, odorless toxic flammable gas formed by incomplete combustion of carbon.
What is Vapor inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
What is Nicotine Withdrawlp is a group of symptoms that occur in the first few weeks upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of nicotine.

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