Tobacco Smoking And Its Effects

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Tobacco smoking is the major preventable cause of illness and mortality in developed countries. Tobacco smoke is a combination of approximately 4,000 toxic chemicals and at least 42 components are associated with cancer. Tobacco Smoking is responsible for 30% of cancer deaths and 90% of deaths from lung cancer (Arnold, 2001). The other cancers related to cigarette use are mouth cancer, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, kidney, bladder and cervix. The smoke is associated with an increased risk of a variety of cancers. Of almost 5000 tobacco components, proved to be more than 50 carcinogens. It is estimated that 30% of all cancers in industrialized countries is related with tobacco:
• Lung cancer.
• Cancer of the oral cavity (lips, mouth, tongue), pharynx and larynx.
• Cancer of the esophagus.
• Pancreatic Cancer.
• Cancer of the bladder and kidneys.
• Cancer of the cervix.

Effects on Female
In addition to causing numerous diseases and premature aging, tobacco consumption also has a negative effect on reproduction and health of the unborn baby. Several studies have confirmed scientifically the implications for women’s reproductive health.
Studies have found the relationship between tobacco use by the mother and possible consequences on the reproductive health of the baby, and although it was known that parental smoking would also have a negative influence.

Effects on Male
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