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Tobacco is a plant that contains nicotine, an addictive drug with both stimulant and depressant effects.

  • Do You Know . . . Tobacco
    This brochure answers many questions about tobacco: How does tobacco make you feel? Is tobacco dangerous? Is tobacco addictive? The brochure also addresses issues related to quitting smoking.
  • About Tobacco
    This resource is for adolescents, ages 13 to 18. Topics include: What is tobacco? What’s in smoke? Is tobacco addictive? How does tobacco make you feel? Is tobacco dangerous? What are the health effects of tobacco? Can breathing in someone else’s smoke cause problems? Is tobacco legal? What are the benefits of quitting? How can I reduce my risks? How can I get help?
  • “Tobacco” in Is It Safe for My Baby?
    This resource is under review and is not currently available online. Please check back soon.
    The more a woman smokes during pregnancy, the greater the risk of miscarriage, premature delivery, still birth and having a low birth weight baby. Nicotine (an addictive drug in tobacco) is a stimulant that may be transferred to the baby in breast milk. This web page recommends ways to make the fetus and baby safer.
  • 10 Tips to Quit Smoking
    The task of quitting smoking is a process, not an event, and with planning, practice and persistence, people can free themselves from their substance use problem.
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