Harmful Effects of Smoking Cigarettes

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Harmful Health Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes
The harmful health effects of smoking cigarettes presented in the list below only begin to convey the long term side effects of smoking.

Quitting makes sense for many reasons but simply put: smoking is bad for health.

Harmful Effects of Smoking
Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking cigarettes – Smoking KILLS.

One in two lifetime smokers will die from their habit. Half of these deaths will occur in middle age.

Tobacco smoke also contributes to a number of cancers.

The mixture of nicotine and carbon monoxide in each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure, straining your heart and blood vessels.

This can cause heart attacks and stroke. It slows your blood flow, cutting off oxygen to your feet and hands. Some smokers end up having their limbs
amputated.

Tar coats your lungs like soot in a chimney and causes cancer. A 20-a-day smoker breathes in up to a full cup (210 g) of tar in a year.

Changing to low-tar cigarettes does not help because smokers usually take deeper puffs and hold the smoke in for longer, dragging the tar deeper into their lungs.

Carbon monoxide robs your muscles, brain and body tissue of oxygen, making your whole body and especially your heart work harder. Over time, your airways swell up and let less air into your lungs.

Smoking causes disease and is a slow way to die. The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering. Emphysema is an illness that slowly rots your lungs. People with emphysema often get bronchitis again and again, and suffer lung and heart failure.

Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar in tobacco smoke. Men who smoke are ten times more likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers.

Heart disease and strokes are also more common among smokers than non-smokers.

Smoking causes fat deposits to narrow and block blood vessels which leads to heart attack.

Smoking causes around one in five deaths from heart disease.

In younger people, three out of four deaths from heart disease are due to smoking.

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, prematurity, spontaneous abortion, and perinatal mortality in humans, which has been referred to as the fetal tobacco syndrome.

I think that because of the effects listed above, smoking should be banned.
Patrick Uchebo

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3 Responses to “Harmful Effects of Smoking Cigarettes”

  1. changemakermvu November 2, 2011 at 3:00 am #

    Its sad as to how the effects of second hand smoking are equal as harmful as that of smoking. This is one of the many reasons why regulations need to be enforced not only to innocent individuals but especially to the direct smokers as highlighted in the article.

    – Millicent Afeame

  2. changemakermvu November 4, 2011 at 12:07 am #

    sMOKING I BELIEVE IS DISGUSTING PEOPLE ARE JUST INFLUENCED BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA AND PEER PRESSURE THAT IS SO SAD! THAY DONT WHAT THERE GETTING IN TO!

    -GRACIELA GALICIA

  3. iliana November 8, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    If people decied to smoke i hope they just respect others when they say not to smoke near them or ask them to move, and hopefully they dont smoke near kids because thats harmful. And hopefully non-smokers are doing there part as well by asking the politely to move.

    iliana

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