Tobacco : Causes And Effects Of Smoking

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According to the Center for Disease and Health Prevention, smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable diseases and deaths throughout the entire world. Smoking can take control over any person's life; It doesn’t matter what sex, race, age, or even education level someone has. Smoking tobacco does not just affect the smoker, but the people who may be around at that time. Even though smoking is major health risk, people all over the world have multiple reasons for smoking; stress, addiction, peer pressure, lack of education, mental illness. But do smokers know all the effects of what their inhaling? The effects of tobacco include long term health problems for smokers and others, environmental pollution, and excessive financial spending.
Cigarettes are highly addictive; both physically and psychologically. The reason behind this is within the cigarette itself. Nicotine, a highly addictive substance, causes smoker to relax and relieve themselves of stress. This is the main reason people all over the world get very attached to smoking and continue to do so. Along with nicotine, there are over 4,000 chemicals in a single cigarette alone. Of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to be carcinogens. For example, carbon monoxide, tar, ammonia, acetone, methanol, formaldehyde, and the list could go on. All these toxic components of a cigarette have grave effects on the human body and also increase the chances of multiple diseases, cancers, and

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