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Other names

Cigarettes, Fags, Smoke, Ciggies

What it 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