Flashcards in Tobacco smoking Deck (8)
Define: behavioural determinants
actions or patterns of living of an individual or group that impact health.
Describe smokign between men and women
more men used to smoke, but roughly equal now.
what percentage of australians smoke?
How is tobacco smoking related to atherosclerosis?
Its chemicals speed up the rate of it
How is tobacco smoking linked to respiratory conditions?
Damages/inflames airways and destroys alveoli
Define: chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
reduced airflow to lungs and reduced ability to use oxygen due to damaged lung tissue
how is smoking linked to cancer?
can cause faults in cells as they divide, leading to cancers.