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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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
The video "How Smoking Damages The Lungs," explains in easy terms why the 4000 chemicals released by smoking a cigarette will damage your lungs. A simple demonstration helps to give a visual perspective of the tar and chemicals that reach the lungs with each cigarette that is smoked. The message really drives home the point that on average a smoker's life is decreased by … [Read more...] about How Smoking Damages The Lungs
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