The Effects Of Smoking On Our Health

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Smoking refers to the inhalation and exhalation of fumes from burning tobacco encased in cigarettes, cigars, and pipes. Most people smoke because they are addicted to the habit of smoking while some want to relive the stress from work or other sources. A majority of health experts consider smoking as a psychological addiction which results serious health issues. In spite of severe hazardous affects and diseases produced from smoking tobacco, people still smoke regularly and are careless about harmful effects. The chemistry of tobacco is very complex and contains approximately 7,000 chemical compounds and also some harmful gases. Researchers have identified more than 250 harmful chemicals and at least 69 of them are responsible to produce cancer in humans. In order to know more about smoking, one must focus on facts and statistics of smoking cigarette, cigar and pipes, explaining the effects of smoking and second hand smoking on human health, why people do not quit smoking and how to educate them about the bad effects of smoking.
Historically, smoking started from the late 1500s and as a practice, was followed by natives of the Western Hemisphere in religious rituals and for medicinal purposes. Explorers of the New World introduced tobacco into Europe, in-spite of the opposition from the rulers. But the novelty and thrill factor won over many new users. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, cigarettes were higher in demand than the cigars and pipes, which had been

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