This video for middle school students describes cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes, and other tobacco products and provides information on how nicotine affects the brain and the body. Check out the Mind Matters Series with other drugs and the body related videos and other teaching tools.
Video length: 0:36
How do you become addicted to nicotine?
Over time, the nicotine in tobacco can change the way your brain works.
If you stop using it, your body can get confused and you can start to feel really sick.
This makes it hard to stop using these products even when you know it’s bad for you.
This is called addiction.
It can be very hard to stop smoking, but there are some medications that can help.