Want to know about the diseases caused by cigarette smoking? Find
out these dangerous smoking related diseases in this report.
Smoking's bad for your health, everyone knows that, but is there
really any reason to worry about it? Lets see if these claims about
the dangers of smoking cigarettes are as bad as people say.
There's many different ways of smoking but the most common way, is
by cigarettes. So that's what the focus of this article will be on.
What does a cigarette consist of? When you first put a cigarette in
your mouth, did you ever consider what you would be ingesting into
It may shock you to learn that it contains around 4000 different
chemicals. Below is just a short list of some of them.
Cadmium - found in batteries
Stearic Acid - candle wax
Hexamine - BBQ lighter
Toluene - industrial solvent
Ammonia - Toilet Cleaner
Carbon monoxide - Odourless but toxic gas
Arsenic - poison
Methane - sewer gas
Just those alone are harmful, and don't forget that there are many
Did you know that cigarettes burn at over 700 degrees Celsius (1292
degrees Fahrenheit ) at the tip when inhaled. This means a
lot of chemical reactions take place and even more toxins get
These toxic chemicals get induced into the body and can
significantly increase the risk of very serious diseases.
All these chemicals in cigarettes inevitably react with the cells in
the body (tar is the main contributor). These reactions can cause
mutation of the cells and may not stop growing, hence it's become a
cancerous cell. Cancer occurs in non smokers as well but smoking
greatly increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
The most common types of cancer caused by smoking, are listed below.
Mouth cancer: Normally associated with smoking cigars rather
than cigarettes. Since cigars are stronger, most people don't inhale
them all the way into the lungs, it therefore stays in the mouth
longer and increases the risk of mouth cancer. Still a high risk to
cigarette smokers though.
Throat cancer: Cancerous cells developed in the throat as the
smoke passes into the lungs, very painful.
Lung cancer: The biggest risk to cigarette smokers, huge
amounts of smoke get into the lungs and cause cancer. It's a
statistical fact that compared to a non- smoker you're 20 time more
likely to get lung cancer if you're moderate smoker, and 40 times
more likely if your a heavy smoker. 90% of lung cancer cases occur
as a direct result of smoking.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
COPD; respiratory conditions which cause blocked air flow and
difficult breathing. This happens naturally with age but smoking
speeds it up dramatically.
The most common types of COPD associated with smoking are,
Emphysema: Contents of cigarettes inhaled into the lungs
stick to the air sacs causing damage, breathlessness results.
Chronic bronchitis: Inflammation of the lungs which makes the
respiratory passages irritated and swollen. This also means an
increased mucus production which damages the lungs.
Cigarettes contain many fatty deposits which get into the blood
stream and clog them up. This causes blood circulation problems.
There's many types of vascular disease but these three are the most
Cardiovascular disease (the heart): Poor circulation can
significantly reduce blood flow to the heart and cause a possible
Cerebrovascular disease (the brain): Blood cannot get into
the brain as it's constricted by fatty deposits. Stokes or paralysis
Peripheral vascular disease (the legs): Poor blood circulation
through the legs causes painful cramps and in the more serious cases
can result in gangrene, in the toes and feet which may then have to
So are the diseases caused by cigarette smoking any thing to worry
about? Well I hope by now you can see that they definitely are. If
you're a smoker then you're at high risk to all of the above and
many other problems too. It may be a good time to try and give up.
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