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Peer pressure Influence exerted on you by others your age. receptors Elements of the brain that, once influenced by an addictive substance, want more and more of it. secondhand smoke Tobacco smoke in the air. smokeless tobacco Tobacco that is < previous page page_57 next page > < previous page page_58 next page > Page 58 placed in the mouth instead of being smoked; also called spit tobacco or chewing tobacco. tar The brown substance formed when tobacco smoke condenses or spit tobacco is moistened.

Smoking accounts for 85 percent of deaths from this disease. The alveoli in the lungs are permanently damaged by smoke. The more of them that are damaged, the harder it is to breathe. Emphysema sufferers must breathe oxygen from tanks. Eventually, they die of suffocation. · Esophageal (mouth-to-stomach tube) cancer. Smokers get 80 percent of all cases. The disease kills 15,000 Americans a years. · Fires. Smoking is the number one cause of fires in homes, hotels, and (believe it or not) hospitals.

Copper Beach Books, 1996. Wekesser, Carol, ed. Smoking. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 1997.

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