Smoking a cigarette relives people of tension, this is what people say! Smokers say that, whenever they are in tension they smoke a cigarette and all their stress go down the pipe. Well, it may be true or it may not, but may people do believe that it helps a lot in controlling their pressure and stress load about work or any other matter they are concerned with. People also smoke as of for show off, many people have admitted that they smoke because their favourite actor or players smokes, and when that showing off changes into their addiction they don’t know. Also there are people who get influence by their elders, like many teenagers have confessed that they started smoking as of one of their parents used to smoke. Although we know how injuries it is we still smoke, especially when you are addicted.
You can eat five portions of a fruit or a vegetable a day and exercise regularly but healthy behaviour means little if you continue to smoke every day. It doesn’t matter how healthy you eat or how much hours you spend in working out if you keep smoking. The message that ‘smoking is bad for you/ smoking is injurious to health’ is an old one, but you cannot see any of it if you are addicted. You keep decreasing your life span day by day with each ring of cloud you make while smoking. Most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer, but it can also cause many other cancers and illnesses. Smoking directly causes over 100,000 deaths in the UK each year and contributes too many more. Of these deaths, about 42,800 are from smoking-related cancers, 30,600 from cardiovascular disease and 29,100 die slowly from emphysema and other chronic lung diseases. That is why you need to stop smoking.
If you want to know that how does smoking damage your health than here are the details? Cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemical compounds and at least 400 toxic substances. When you inhale, a cigarette burns at 700°C at the tip and around 60°C in the core. This heat breaks down the tobacco to produce various toxins. As a cigarette burns, the residues are concentrated towards the butt. The products that are most damaging are:
Tar, a carcinogen (substance that causes cancer)
Nicotine is addictive and increases cholesterol levels in your body
Carbon monoxide reduces oxygen in the body
Components of the gas and particulate phases cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).
So, please try to make people more aware onto the consequences of smoking and share this to them.