Factsheet – Nicotine

The Effects

  • Regular users say it helps them relax, concentrate and feel less anxious and less hungry
  • Feeling sick and dizzy on first use
  • Makes your breath, hair and clothes smell
  • Stains your teeth

The Risks

  • Each year at least 100’000 people die from smoking related diseases.
  • Passive smoking- breathing other people’s smoke can damage your health
  • Tobacco smoke contains over 4000 chemicals, many of which are harmful to health.
  • It’s easy to get hooked on cigarettes, so it can become an expensive habit.
  • Smoking over a long period of time can lead to cancer, heart disease  and bronchitis.
  • Smoking during pregnancy can harm the baby.