Is there anyone who does not know someone who smokes? Everyone has a family member, friend, or co-worker who smokes. They have chosen to smoke, but by just being around them, many people are also starting smoking. Before one choose to take this risk, he should think what problems can he face because of it. There are many causes for smoking, but the effects of smoking aresame. Smoking is a hazardous habit because it leads to addiction, disease, and high-risk pregnancy among other diseases. Tobacco contains more than four thousand chemicals harmful to health, many of which are carcinogenic and can produce some 52 diseases (CDC). Commercials show that smoking is a way to relax and to be cool by smoking cigarettes; they never show the negative side of it. There arenumerous effects of smoking that affect the individual. They can affect not only your health but also your social family life. It can also affect the non-smoker around you for example when they breathe the smoke. The ability of the killer tobacco is amply demonstrated in the medical report that the responsibility of being the cause of some 4 million deaths annually in the world (FCC). This is afigure higher than that produced by AIDS, traffic accidents, fires, homicides, suicides, alcohol and illicit drugs (FCC).
For example, addiction is one of the bad side effects of smoking and it is caused by nicotine. Once they inhale the cigarette he or she will feel the necessity for another one. People at a younger age start to get addicted by the nicotine in the cigarette, and this is when theproblem starts. When you smoke a cigarette, the nicotine passes through the lungs into the blood and thence to the brain and central nervous system in just about 7 seconds (CDC). The concentration of nicotine in the blood lower quickly and at about 20 or 30 minutes of having smoked a cigarette, begin to occur withdrawal symptoms (CDC). That is why smokers tend to smoke on average, a cigarette everyhalf hour or twenty minutes. Also, many people believe that smoking creates well-being and helps them to relax but in reality people change their personalities because of the addiction to smoking. One may adopt more grouchy and violent behavior and need a cigarette to relax, but instead it is doing more damage. It’s amply demonstrated that nicotine doesn’t help you to relax or increase theintellectual capacity in any way. In reality what makes the nicotine in the brain is to produce a certain sense of pleasure or well-being and therefore has some antidepressant effects (CDC). Some research show that to stop the addiction to nicotine is necessary doesn’t use it at least during 30 days (CDC). For example, in my personal experience I know an addicted person who started to smoke when she was15 years old now she is around 70. She has tried to quit the addiction several times but she has been unable to do it. In all this time she has had several problems to be addicted to cigarettes.
On the other hand, one of the major effects of smoking is also fatal diseases. First, a major disease caused by smoking is cancer (FCC). According to the American Lung Association of Texas lung cancer isleading killer of both men and women in U.S.A and the cause number one of lung cancer is smoking (FCC). This disease can change into a huge problem if it is not detected and cured. Another effect of smoking is heart disease and its consequences. For example, many people suffer from heart failure, but even though they know about smoking and its dangers, they do not stop their habit until theybecame heart patient. Unfortunately, in many cases, people are at risk to live with heart complications for the rest of their lives. Lastly, another important effect of smoking is the risk of getting emphysema. This deadly disease also affects lungs and whole respiratory system. These several reasons should prove to the smokers that this habit puts their health in danger, and causes many diseases...
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