Do you know? that cigarette smoking is good for the environment because it kills human beings.
Cigarette smoking is bad for your health. Smoking tobacco dates back to ancient time. People use smoking for social acceptance and some claims that it relieves their stress.
Smokers will always rationalize their habit. They already knew the consequences of smoking. Furthermore, there are a lot of communities and organization that doesn’t promote smoking in general.
It is socially acceptable to see someone smoking. Sometimes, it is a status symbol that persuades a young mind to think that this is good for them. Because most of the powerful and famous person that they knew smokes.
Origin of the tobacco plant
The tobacco plant, scientifically known as nocotiana tabacum, is plant grown for its leaves which are smoked, chewed or sniffed for a variety of effects.
Tobacco is considered addicting because it contains nicotine. Sniffing and chewing tobacco originated in North America and Europe. It was Cristopher Columbus who introduced tobacco in Europe. It then became very popular with the Portuguese, Spanish, French, British, and Scandinavians.
Is cigarettes smoking really dangerous?
In the 1960s, medical research on tobacco showed smoking to be strongly linked to heart and lung diseases. Smoking maybe even more dangerous now than 50 years ago because the lower tar and nicotine in cigarette brands make smoke inhale more deeply.
Chemical in Tobacco
Tobacco contains nicotine, as well as tar. Both substances get deposited in the bronchi and the lungs. The other chemicals found in tobacco are:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Hydrogen Cyanide
The unfortunate non- smoker exposed regularly to second-hand smoke, is prone to specific health risk which includes:
- increased risk of heart disease
- Increased risk of lung cancer
- Increased frequency of respiratory infections and asthmatic bronchitis in infants and children
- Chronic irritation of eyes, nose, and throat especially among children
Besides the second-hand smoke which is the most common term used to described transfer of dangerous chemicals to another individual.
Thirdhand smoke based on research is one of the causes of why young children suffer from lung disease.
Even though the adults are smoking outside the house, the chemical is still deposited on their fingers, couch, floors, and appliances that are often used by their kids.
As a result, those harmful chemicals are inhaled and ultimately cause different kinds of heart and lung disease.
You may not be aware of it but your smoking habits make your children at risk.
Nicotine has so-called positive effects like enhancement of memory, mood, and improvement of skills. But they are still outweighed by its negative effects.
Effects of Cigarette Smoking
- Nicotine addiction
- Coronary Artery disease
- Heart Disease because smokers in their 30’s and 40’s have a heart attack rate that is five times their nonsmoking peers
- Hardening of the arteries and complication of blocked arteries that causes blood clots and hypertension
- People who some a pack a day have almost two and half times the risk of getting a stroke
- Peptic ulcer
- Lung diseases
Benefits of Quoting Smoking
Within 20 minutes, the blood pressure and pulse rate drop to normal, the body temperature o hands and feet return to normal
Within 8 hours, the carbon monoxide level in the blood drops to normal and the oxygen level in the blood increases. The high amount of Carbon monoxide on blood can cause headache, poisoning or can result in death
With 24 hours, the risk of sudden heart attack decreases
Within 48 hours, the nerve endings begin to regenerate and a person’s ability to smell and taste beans to return to normal
Within 2 weeks to 3 months, blood circulation improves and lung function increases up to 30%
The best time for smoking is now. No one is too old or too young to smoke. Smoking only impedes your additional years to enjoy life. The first two weeks are critical to success, smokers should seek all the help they can during this period.