Essay on Effects Of Smoking

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Effects Of Smoking


According to the American Lung Association, there are
an estimated 50 million people who smoke. For some reason
people just do not fully understand the risks they take by
smoking. Cigarette smoking is a frequent cause for many
health problems with smokers.
To begin with, there are many hazardous ingredients in
cigarette tobacco. Some of the ingredients are poisonous or
addictive. Cigarette smoke produces thousands of chemicals
that are hazardous to a smoker's health. There are over
4000 chemicals produced by a burning cigarette. At least
200 chemicals are known to be poisonous to a persons health.
Though filters help block some of the chemicals, they will
not stop them completely.
Nicotine is an addictive drug and also one of the most
dangerous ingredients in cigarette tobacco. Cigarette
smokers are addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes just like
a junkie is addicted to heroin or cocaine. When a person
smokes a cigarette the body reacts immediately to the
chemical nicotine. Nicotine begins to effect a smoker's
blood pressure, the flow of blood from their heart, the
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