Also Known As: Smokes, Rollies, Fags, Ciggies, Baccy
Category: Depressant, Stimulant
Cigarettes, pipes, cigars, loose tobacco, chewing tobacco.
Is smoked or chewed.
Acts fast, first increasing alertness then producing a sense of relaxation.
Short term: Nicotine addiction can develop quite rapidly and regular smokers often feel anxious and irritable if unable to smoke. Smoking can restrict growth in young people.
Long term: Other chemicals in tobacco cause lung cancer and stomach diseases, heart disease, circulation problems, wrinkled skin and premature ageing.
It is illegal for retailers to sell tobacco to anyone under 18.
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Rolling papers, filters.