The American Heart Association states that “smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the United States." Are you a smoker? Is someone you love a smoker? It’s a highly addictive habit that can be difficult to break, but it is not impossible. Reasons Why You Should Quit Smoking A smoking habit doubles the chance of a heart attack and increases the chance of … [Read more...] about Another Reason to Quit
The yellow stains on a smoker’s fingers and teeth is caused by the tar that results from smoking tobacco. Tar causes great damage to a person’s lungs as it kills the cilia, affecting breathing ability. The accumulation of this substance can be difficult to imagine, but a graphic video demonstrates for people the levels of tar that is extracted from approximately 20 packs … [Read more...] about How Much Tar in That Cigarette?
Every time you inhale smoke from a cigarette, you kill some of the alveoli, or the air sacks in your lungs. These air sacks are where the oxygen that you breathe in is transferred into your blood. The alveoli will not grow back. So if you destroy them, you permanently have destroyed part of your lungs. Smoking paralyzes the cilia that line your lungs. Cilia are … [Read more...] about Smoking Cigarettes Effects on Lung Health
Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf, usually with a filter at the mouth end. In fact, they are highly engineered products, designed to deliver a steady dose of nicotine. Cigarette tobacco is blended from two main leaf varieties: yellowish 'bright', also known as Virginia where it was originally grown, contains … [Read more...] about Cigarette Ingredients and Composition
There are over 60 known cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke. While nicotine itself isn't thought to be carcinogenic, the highly addictive drug is toxic and potentially lethal in large doses Apart from its use in tobacco products, nicotine is a scheduled poison under the Therapeutic Goods Act. Along with nicotine, smokers also inhale about 4,000 other chemicals. … [Read more...] about Smoking Effects on Your Body