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?
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Lung cancer accounts for approximately one third of cancer deaths in the American population. Over $10 billion is spent annually on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The majority of people with this disease are smokers, but former smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke are still at risk. What Smoking Does to Your Lungs Smoking and exposure to … [Read more...] about Video Demonstrates How Smoking Destroys Your Lungs
In 1987 World No Tobacco Day was created by WHO, the World Health Organization. With a focus on the negative health effects of tobacco smoking, the aim of May 31st is to reduce tobacco deaths each year. Right now that number stands at about five million yearly. That number is expected to double within the next ten years which is pretty scary. On this date WHO provides … [Read more...] about May 31 Celebrate World No Tobacco Day
For over four decades the tobacco industry has used machine testing approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to measure tar and nicotine levels in cigarettes. But in a 4-0 vote, the FTC has now shunned the tests, known as the Cambridge Filter Method, rescinding guidance it established 42 years ago. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that cigarette design … [Read more...] about FTC Rescinds Guidance On Cigarette Testing
The cosmetics sector undoubtedly cashes in on our desire to look good. We spend large amounts of money on creams and different products to enhance or maintain our appearance. However we often fail to remember how much what we consume affects us. Cigarettes, which are universally acknowledged to take a toll on our lungs, are an item that can hinder our appearance as … [Read more...] about Smoking Bad for You Inside and Out