Tobacco : The Causes And Effects Of Smoking Tobacco

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Ever wonder what is Tobacco? What is it made of? How is it harmful? Smoking tobacco is the process of inhaling smoke, Smoking tobacco is inhaled through the mouth. Tobacco is a plant that grows in warm, tropical areas. Smoking tobacco originated around 5000 B.C. in the Peruvian Andes. On October 15, 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered tobacco. Christopher Columbus brought the tobacco leaves that were dried from the Indians, Indians gave Christopher Columbus the plant as a nice gesture and a thank you. Soon after Columbus brought the plant back to Europe, the plant was popular and started to be planted in Europe. When tobacco first came around many people believed that it could cure-all, it was used to dress wounds and as a painkiller! A doctor from Spain, Nicolas Monardes, wrote a book claiming that tobacco could cure thirty-six health problems. Tobacco is most commonly used to make cigarettes. Nicotine is the main chemical in tobacco, this makes tobacco so addictive, one cigarette contains 4,000 chemicals. Tobacco raises one’s heart rate and blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Tobacco is the leading cause of illness and death in America. Smoking tobacco pollutes the air, affects your appearance/causes death and it cost a smoker a large amount of money in one lifetime. Most people ask themselves how can one little cigarette pollute the Earth? Smoking a cigarette you return carbon back into the air which makes the net effect at a level zero. Cigarette buds are most
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