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Find out what serious damage cigarette smoking can to you, in this
There aren't that many alive today, who don't know that smoking
cigarettes causes serious harm to smokers. Tobacco smoking can take
many different forms but the most common way, is cigarettes.
What does a cigarette contain? If you smoke cigarettes, have you
ever thought of what's actually in them?
They contain around 4000 different chemicals, here's 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
Cigarettes burn at 700 degrees Celsius (1292 degrees Fahrenheit ) at
the tip (when inhaled), this breaks down these substances to produce
even more toxins.
By ingesting these poisons into the body, many serious diseases can
Tar can react with the cells in the body (in particular those in the
mouth, throat and lungs). This can cause cell mutation and if
they're mutated in a certain way they will not stop growing. This is
a cancerous cell. Of course this can happen to non smokers as well
but smoking makes the odds of getting certain cancers much higher.
Below are the most common types of cancer caused by smoking.
Mouth cancer: Rarer in cigarette smokers than cigar smokers
(as most of the smoke goes all the way into the lungs) but still
presents a higher than normal risk.
Throat cancer: Cancerous cells in the throat, very painful
Lung cancer: This affects cigarette smokers the most (not so
much cigar smokers as they don't normally breathe it down into there
lungs). Did you know that 90% of lung cancer cases are due to
smoking, and that if you're a moderate smoker you're 20 times more
likely to get it than a non smoker and 40 times more likely if
you're a heavy smoker.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
COPD; conditions which cause blocked airflow and makes breathing
more difficult. Happens to everyone eventually. But smoking
dramatically speeds up the process.
The most common types of COPD are,
Emphysema: Contents of cigarettes stick to the air sacs and
damage them, this then causes breathlessness.
Chronic bronchitis: Chemicals in cigarettes cause inflaming
of the lungs which make respiratory passages irritated and swollen.
Also increases mucus production which damages the lungs.
Fatty deposits found in cigarettes clog up the arteries, making them
harden up. Blood circulation problems can result.
The three most common types of vascular disease are,
Cardiovascular disease (the heart): Blood flow to and from
the heart is constricted by fatty deposits. This can lead to heart
Cerebrovascular disease (the brain): Blood flow to the brain
is constricted. May result in strokes or paralysis.
Peripheral vascular disease (the legs): Blood cannot
circulate through the legs properly. Can cause leg cramps, and in
more serious cases lead to gangrene in the toes and feet which may
then result in amputation.
You can see now the diseases caused by smoking cigarettes and just
how serious they can be. If you're a smoker it may be a good idea to
do something about it.
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