tobacco use

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tobacco use,

n the practice of purposely using tobacco for its perceived physical and psychologic benefits–e.g., mental alertness, relaxation, weight control. Repeated use often leads to addiction. Product may be taken into the body by inhaling the smoke from burning tobacco or by chewing a variety of smokeless tobacco products. Tobacco use is linked to diseases occurring in nearly every system in the human body, including but not limited to cancer, emphysema, hypertension, sudden death syndrome (SIDS), and osteoporosis.
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Nicotine is not safe for the developing brain, and we must do everything we can to protect kids from a lifetime of tobacco use and nicotine dependence.
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Similarly, multilevel tobacco control efforts, including policy changes, have been shown to be successful in reducing tobacco use among youth and college students (Apel, Klein, & McDermott, 1997; Niles & Barbour, 2011; Seo, et ah, 2011; White et ah, 2011).
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There is overwhelming evidence of the negative effects that tobacco use has on an individual.
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Researchers presenting during the APHA Annual Meeting found a "considerable overlap" between college students who smoke tobacco using a waterpipe and cigarette and marijuana use, highlighting the "need for further research to assess whether waterpipe tobacco use is a gateway" to trying other substances.
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