Well, we all have read a precautionary warning that comes with a packet of cigarette, “Cigarette smoking is injurious to health“. But not sure how many of us have understood the real meaning of that. Smoking is one of the leading cause behind deaths due to tumor and mouth cancer.
Many times people give a try to cigarette just as to taste it but very soon they get addicted to it. There are variety of types of cigarettes available in the marketing with little or more difference in the taste. Sometimes, which brand of cigarette you are using also becomes a matter of status in the society!!
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What’s in a Cigarette?
Smoke of Cigarette has over 4,000 chemicals. Out of those, 43 chemicals are carcinogenic responsible to develop cancer in body. The main addictive substance found in a Cigarette is Nicotine.
The smoke containing nicotine directly reaches your brain from lungs in just six seconds.
The other ingredients present are tar, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, formaldehyde and DDT.
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- Heart Disease
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- Heart Strokes
- Lung Cancer
- Mouth Cancer
- Cancers in Mouth, Pancreas, Ovary, Food Pipe
- Burning Sensation
- Poor Circulation blood in the body and loss of appetite
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Different Types of Smoking
There are many people who are not aware with the types of smoking. Actually, smoking is of two types i,e Active and Passive
What is Active Smoking?
When someone smokes and directly inhales the smoke of cigarette in his body, it is called active smoking. This is very harmful as the lungs get filled with carbon monoxide and smoke, and this can cause lungs cancer by making lungs week.
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What is Passive Smoking?
When one does not smoke directly but inhales the smoke released by active smokers, is known as Passive smoking. This is also called second-hand smoking. The passive smoker himself is not smoking but forced to inhale it indirectly. This is very dangerous if the passive smoker is a kid. Kids and pregnant ladies are in more risk so they should be isolated from any kind of smoke.
Is Passive Smoking also harmful?
A passive smoker is also at the same risk as that of an active smoker. The main risk of this kind of smoking is to small kids, lungs, heart, brain, pregnant ladies and their inborn baby also. Smoking should not be done at the time of pregnancy. Due to this the doctors also advice to quit smoking while pregnancy.
If mother smokes while pregnancy then the chances are that her foetus will not develop properly. The milk production and it’s quality will also cut. The child could die also in some cases.
Passive smoking can cause harmful effects and create the following symptoms like cough, headache, soreness of throat, Dizziness, irritation in eyes. If these effects are not seen initially and cured then the prolonged exposure of smoking can result into lung cancer, heart attack also.
Prevention from Passive Smoking
Although it is always better to avoid smoking for all. It will leave no scope for any kind of smoker wether active or passive. But if one can not do that then he should at least avoid others to become a victim of his smoking. Never smoke at home or in front of kids as they are very sensitive to the smoke. Do not smoke in the public area. Already the level of pollution is increasing day by day round the world, if you add your smoke also into this then that will worsen the condition.