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Tobacco
Other names
Cigarettes, Fags, Smoke, Ciggies
What is looks like & how it is taken
Dark leafy grass like strands
Either pre-rolled filtered cigarettes or sold loose with cigarette papers that can be self rolled
The effects
A stimulant- users feel more alert
Calming effect - regular smokers claim it helps them to concentrate, relax, combat boredom, and reduce anxiety
First time users may feel dizzy or sick
Stops you feeling hungry so people often eat less
The health risks
Addiction: without tobacco users can feel restless, irritable and depressed
Coughs, chest and breathing problems
Frequent minor illnesses e.g. Colds
Lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory disorders, cancers of the mouth and throat
Legal Status
Any tobacco product can be sold to people 16 years and over