Also referred to as:
Tobacco, Smokes, Cigs, Butts, Chew, Dip, Spit Tobacco and Snuff.
Pleased to be your first drug … it is estimated that there are approximately 5.4 million regular users of nicotine in Canada aged 15 and over. About one half of Canadian school children experiment with tobacco by age 12 and the average age which teens start using nicotine is age 13. 75% of nicotine users become addicted by age 17. Nicotine is in cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and cigars and contains 200 known poisons.
Here are some side effects from nicotine use:
- Breathing problems;
- Lung Cancer;
- Skin problems;
- Bad breath; and