Nicotine and tobacco addiction video NIDA

Male Speaker: Nicotine addiction, take one Dr

Gaya Dowling: [coughing] Boy, that smoke is really obnoxious Do you think that guy knows how bad smoking is for him? Dr Redonna Chandler: Probably He just thinks that that stuff won't happen to him Did you know that nicotine is one of the most widely-used addictive drugs? Dr

Gaya Dowling: And that's scary, because teens respond differently to nicotine than adults do And that's why it could be harder for you to quit Dr Redonna Chandler: Tobacco is powerful stuff Powerful

Dr Gaya Dowling: And it causes more illness and death than any other drug Dr Redonna Chandler: Take a drag, and nicotine is absorbed in your lung It moves into your bloodstream, and it's in your brain in eight seconds

Dr Gaya Dowling: Yeah, the first time you smoke, it increases the amount of the brain chemical dopamine, and that's what makes you feel good and want to take the drug again But if you continue to smoke, it can change your brain and cause addiction Dr Redonna Chandler: Five in the corner pocket

Dr Gaya Dowling: Smoking can harm nearly every organ in the body: your heart, lungs, stomach, you name it Dr Redonna Chandler: Without it, you go into withdrawal, affecting your mood, appetite, and concentration There's ways to help you quit smoking: behavioral therapies, the nicotine patch, inhalers, nasal sprays, gum — Dr

Gaya Dowling: — and other medications too Dr Redonna Chandler: So if you want to quit, get help from a friend, parent, teacher, coach, or doctor Dr Gaya Dowling: More information on tobacco and addiction at www

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