Smoking and Tobacco Use

What are the effects of smoking?

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Answered 2016-08-04 15:28:28
  • The effects of smoking are: You have a shorter life span, and you if you have kids, they are at great risk as well. You children will suffer from second-hand smoke and in their life, they are more likely to smoke because of the influence of what you have done when they were young.
  • It is said that smoking pollutes the lungs and can cause emphysema and other lung problems as well as cancer. However, there is no proven correlation to this. I phoned the B.C. Lung Assoc., and asked and they told me that their stats were on guesstimates! Tobacco years ago was pure, then the tobacco companies (much like food companies and cola companies) put other chemicals into the tobacco aimed at hooking more of the teenagers on cigarettes. Cigars and pipes are also included in this as well as Marijuana. Heart attacks, strokes are also involved with cigarette smokers. There are many people dying from lung disease who have never smoked and the excuse of "second-hand smoke" was given when these patients and several nurses came forward in British Columbia with this news. These poor patients only thought they could get lung cancer from cigarettes and did not realize that air pollution, certain chemicals they may have worked with, etc., can cause the same effects. Scientists are studying why some people can get cancer from smoking while some don't and non smokers get cancer and some die. It's like street drugs or too much alcohol ... If you don't do it don't start!
  • The effect is very bad. You kill brain cells 1 by 1. You waste a lot of money smoking. Little kids look at you and say wow that looks cool i think i will do that. You smell bad. If you are having kids it messes them up. It causes lung cancer. You will most likely die faster. I hope you make the right decision.Also smoking can cause a great number of life problems and many diseases i will now tell you some ingredients in cigarettes that can help kill you but slowly. Here are some ingredients.

    Benzene can be found in pesticides and gasoline. It is present in high levels in cigarette smoke and accounts for half of all human exposure to this hazardous chemical.

    Pesticides are used on our lawns and gardens, and inhaled into our lungs via cigarette smoke. Formaldehyde is a chemical used to preserve dead bodies, and is responsible for some of the nose, throat and eye irritation smokers experience when breathing in cigarette smoke. Chemicals in Cigarettes: Toxic Metals Toxic / heavy metals are metals and metal compounds that have the potential to harm our health when absorbed or inhaled. In very small amounts, some of these metals support life, but when taken in large amounts, can become toxic. Commonly used in rat poison, arsenic finds its way into cigarette smoke through some of the pesticides that are used in tobacco farming.

    Cadmium is a toxic heavy metal that is used in batteries. Smokers typically have twice as much cadmium in their bodies as nonsmokers. Chemicals in Cigarettes: Radioactive Toxic Metals There are a couple of toxic metals in cigarette smoke that carry an extra punch of danger for anyone breathing it in: they are radioactive.

    Lead-210 (Pb-210) and polonium-210 (Po-210) are poisonous, radioactive heavy metals that research has shown to be present in cigarette smoke. Chemicals in Cigarettes:

    Poison is defined as any substance that, when introduced to a living organism, causes severe physical distress or death. Science has discovered approximately 200 poisonous gases in cigarette smoke .

    Ammonia compounds are commonly used in cleaning products and fertilizers. Ammonia is also used to boost the impact of nicotine in manufactured cigarettes.

    Carbon monoxide is present in car exhaust and is lethal in very large amounts. Cigarette smoke can contain high levels of carbon monoxide.

    Hydrogen cyanide was used to kill people in the gas chambers in Nazi Germany during World War II. It can be found in cigarette smoke.

    Nicotine is a poison used in pesticides and is the addictive element in cigarettes.

you can die quick, each cigarette takes 5 minuets of your life, lung cancer and heart disease lots of things that can kill you will happen

Answer:Smoking cigarettes . . . has been scientifically proven to harm nearly every organ in the body and to increase morbidity and mortality," says The Tobacco Atlas. It is well-known that smoking causes noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, Heart disease, and lung ailments. But according to the World Health Organization (WHO), smoking is also a major cause of death from communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis.

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Answered 2015-08-25 09:12:07

Some of the effects that may be experienced after smoking tobacco include:

  1. Reduction in activity of brain and nervous system
  2. increased alertness and concentration
  3. feelings of relaxation
  4. increased blood pressure and heart rate
  5. decreased blood flow to fingers and toes
  6. bad breath
  7. headache and vomiting
  8. coughing, due to smoke irritation.

The effects of very large doses can include:

  1. an increase in the unpleasant effects
  2. feeling faint and confusion
  3. rapid decrease in blood pressure and breathing rate
  4. respiratory arrest (stopping breathing) and death.

Long-term effects

  1. brain damage
  2. loss of sense of smell and taste
  3. yellow teeth, tooth decay and bad breath
  4. cancer of the nose, lip, tongue and mouth
  5. shortness of breath
  6. cancer
  7. triggering Asthma
  8. heart disease
  9. high blood pressure (hypertension)
  10. stomach and bladder cancers

If smoking is the vice that you have been trying to get free of for long, E-cigarette might help you overcome your cigarette addictions.

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