Tobacco

What is it?
Tobacco can be found in cigarettes, cigars, pipes tobacco and smokeless tobacco.

How is it used?
Tobacco is usually smoked although it can be chewed.

How does tobacco affect you?
Nicotine is physically and psychologically addictive. A U.S. Surgeon General report concluded that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are addicting, and that nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes addiction. The report also stated that smoking was a major cause of stroke and the third-leading cause of death in the United States . Smoking-related heart diseases result in 170,000 deaths annually.

Information on drugs facts come from a number of sources, primarily the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Partnership For A Drug-Free America.