Kip started using tobacco about two months ago. He smokes multiple times a day. Which consequence is Kip at risk for as a result of his tobacco use?

A. Fetal alcohol syndrome
C. Addiction
D. Blood-borne illnesses

2 Answer

  • The easiest way to answer questions like these is process of elimination. The question states nothing about a fetus, alcohol, or blood so A and D can easily be eliminated. Kip is most likely to suffer from addiction, as tobacco (or rather the nicotine in the cigarettes he is smoking) is an addictive substance.
  • Kip, as a result of his tobacco use, is at the risk of addiction (option C). Details about addiction can be found below.

    What is addiction?

    Addiction is the state that is characterized by compulsive drug use or compulsive engagement in rewarding behavior, despite negative consequences.

    An addicted person abuses a substance repeatedly and finds it very hard to do without such substance.

    Therefore, Kip, as a result of his tobacco use, is at the risk of addiction.

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