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Flashcards in Tobacco smoking Deck (8)
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1

Define: behavioural determinants

actions or patterns of living of an individual or group that impact health.

2

Describe smokign between men and women

more men used to smoke, but roughly equal now.

3

what percentage of australians smoke?

13%

4

How is tobacco smoking related to atherosclerosis?

Its chemicals speed up the rate of it

5

How is tobacco smoking linked to respiratory conditions?

Damages/inflames airways and destroys alveoli

6

Define: chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder

reduced airflow to lungs and reduced ability to use oxygen due to damaged lung tissue

7

how is smoking linked to cancer?

can cause faults in cells as they divide, leading to cancers.

8

What can tobacco smoking lead to?

• Hypertension
• Atherosclerosis, leading to CVD (causes 40% of all smoking related deaths)
• Respiratory conditions (eg. emphysema and COPD)
• Cancers