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
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Male infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy after one year of frequent sex without using contraception. Research has produced important new data to help men-smokers who want to be parents. By abandoning the habit of tobacco smoking, they can start reproduction.

Physical Effects on life
Tobacco smoking impairs the oxygenation of the lungs, i.e., there is a decreased amount of air absorbed by the lungs and, as a consequence, reducing the blood’s ability to carry oxygen to cells and muscles of the body. This fact leads to loss of physical ability to perform life activities like playing sports and dancing.
In all, over time the lungs of the smoker lose elasticity and space for the exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen. This results in a reduced respiratory capacity because there is less air in and out, which also affect the practice of sports.
Nicotine increases the heart rate, which means that the heart of the smoker is forced to “work” more to have the same performance as the heart of a nonsmoker.
So while smokers practice exercises: they tire more easily; have less endurance and less breathless than people who do not smoke.

Psychological effects on life
One of the common justifications of tobacco smokers to maintain the habit is that smoking relieves stress. And it seems they are right. Those who had received nicotine patches were less likely to retaliate against provocations virtual enemy(Swan, 2007).
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