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17 Jan 2014 17:47

17 Jan 2014 17:49

No

17 Jan 2014 19:57

no i hate it

17 Jan 2014 20:43

No i hate smoking

Edited by Shoaib_wafaa / 17 Jan 2014 20:43
17 Jan 2014 20:45

no

17 Jan 2014 20:56

Nicotine is the addictive
substance in tobacco that
causes smokers to continue
their smoking habit. Along with
nicotine, smokers inhale about
7,000 other chemicals. These
chemicals harm nearly every
organ in the body.
Nicotine is the addictive drug in
tobacco smoke that causes
smokers to continue to smoke.
Addicted smokers need enough
nicotine over a day to ‘feel
normal’ – to satisfy cravings or
control their mood. How much
nicotine a smoker needs
determines how much smoke
they are likely to inhale, no
matter what type of cigarette
they smoke.
Along with nicotine, smokers
inhale about 7,000 other
chemicals in cigarette smoke.
Many of these chemicals come
from burning tobacco leaf. Some
of these compounds are
chemically active and trigger
profound and damaging
changes in the body.
Tobacco smoke contains over 60
known cancer-causing
chemicals. Smoking harms nearly
every organ in the body,
causing many diseases and
reducing health in general.
Dangerous chemicals in
tobacco smoke
The most damaging components
of tobacco smoke are:
Tar – this is the collective
term for the various particles
suspended in tobacco smoke.
The particles contain
chemicals, including several
cancer-causing substances
(carcinogens). Tar is sticky
and brown, and stains teeth,
fingernails and lung tissue.
Tar contains the carcinogen
benzo(a)pyrene
Carbon monoxide – this
odourless gas is fatal in large
doses because it takes the
place of oxygen in the blood.
Each red blood cell contains a
protein called haemoglobin
that transports oxygen
molecules around the body.
However, carbon monoxide
binds to haemoglobin better
than oxygen. This means that
less oxygen reaches the brain,
heart, muscles and other
organs
Hydrogen cyanide – the lungs
contain tiny hairs (cilia) that
help to clean the lungs by
moving foreign substances
out. Hydrogen cyanide stops
this lung clearance system
from working properly,
which means the poisonous
chemicals in tobacco smoke
can build up inside the lungs.
Other chemicals in smoke that
damage the lungs include
hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides,
organic acids, phenols and
oxidising agents
Free radicals – these highly
reactive chemicals can
damage the heart muscles
and blood vessels. They react
with cholesterol, leading to
the build-up of fatty material
on artery walls. Their actions
lead to heart disease, stroke
and blood vessel disease
Metals – tobacco smoke
contains dangerous metals
including arsenic, cadmium
and lead. Several of these
metals are carcinogenic
Radioactive compounds –
tobacco smoke contains
radioactive compounds that
are known to be carcinogenic.
Effects of tobacco smoking
on the body
Inhaling tobacco smoke causes
damage to many of the body’s
organs and systems.
Effects of smoking on the
respiratory system
The effects of tobacco smoke
on the respiratory system
include:
Irritation of the trachea
(windpipe) and larynx (voice
box)
Reduced lung function and
breathlessness due to
swelling and narrowing of
the lung airways and excess
mucus in the lung passages
Impairment of the lungs’
clearance system, leading to
the build-up of poisonous
substances, which results in
lung irritation and damage
Increased risk of lung
infection and symptoms such
as coughing and wheezing
Permanent damage to the air
sacs of the lungs.
Effects of smoking on the
circulatory system
The effects of tobacco smoke
on the circulatory system
include:
Raised blood pressure and
heart rate
Constriction (tightening) of
blood vessels in the skin,
resulting in a drop in skin
temperature
Less oxygen carried by the
blood
‘Stickier’ blood, which is more
prone to clotting
Damage to the lining of the
arteries, which is thought to
be a contributing factor to
atherosclerosis (the build-up
of fatty deposits on the
artery walls)
Reduced blood flow to
extremities (fingers and toes)
Increased risk of stroke and
heart attack due to blockages
of the blood supply.
Effects of smoking on the
immune system
The effects of tobacco smoke
on the immune system include:
Greater susceptibility to
infections such as pneumonia
and influenza
More severe and longer-
lasting illnesses
Lower levels of protective
antioxidants (such as vitamin
C), in the blood.
Effects of smoking on the
musculoskeletal system
The effects of tobacco smoke
on the musculoskeletal system
include:
Tightening of certain muscles
Reduced bone density.
Effects of smoking on the
sexual organs
The effects of tobacco smoke
on the male body include:
Lower sperm count
Higher percentage of
deformed sperm
Genetic damage to sperm
Impotence, which may be due
to the effects of smoking on
blood flow and damage to
the blood vessels of the penis.
The effects of tobacco smoke
on the female body include:
Reduced fertility
Menstrual cycle irregularities
or absence of menstruation
Menopause reached one or
two years earlier
Increased risk of cancer of
the cervix
Greatly increased risk of
stroke and heart attack if the
smoker is aged over 35 years
and taking the oral
contraceptive pill.
Other effects of smoking on
the body
Other effects of tobacco smoke
on the body include:
Irritation and inflammation of
the stomach and intestines
Increased risk of painful
ulcers along the digestive
tract
Reduced ability to smell and
taste
Premature wrinkling of the
skin
Higher risk of blindness
Gum disease (periodontitis).
Effects of smoking on babies
The effects of maternal smoking
on an unborn baby include:
Increased risk of miscarriage,
stillbirth and premature birth
Low birth weight, which may
have a lasting effect of the
growth and development of
children. Low birth weight is
associated with an increased
risk of heart disease, stroke,
high blood pressure, being
overweight and diabetes in
adulthood
Increased risk of cleft palate
and cleft lip
Paternal smoking can also
harm the fetus if the non-
smoking mother is exposed
to second-hand smoke.
If a parent continues to smoke
during their baby’s first year of
life, the child has an increased
risk of ear infections,
respiratory illnesses such as
pneumonia and bronchitis,
sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS) and meningococcal
disease.
Diseases caused by long-
term smoking
A lifetime smoker is at high risk
of developing a range of
potentially lethal diseases,
including:
Cancer of the lung, mouth,
nose, larynx, tongue, nasal
sinus, oesophagus, throat,
pancreas, bone marrow
(myeloid leukaemia), kidney,
cervix, ovary, ureter, liver,
bladder, bowel and stomach
Lung diseases such as chronic
obstructive pulmonary
disease, which includes
chronic bronchitis and
emphysema
Coronary artery disease, heart
disease, heart attack and
stroke
Ulcers of the digestive system
Osteoporosis and hip fracture
Poor blood circulation in feet
and hands, which can lead to
pain and, in severe cases,
gangrene and amputation.

18 Jan 2014 02:30

Nop

18 Jan 2014 05:17

Sory,im not.

24 Jan 2014 01:28

No......way

25 Jan 2014 19:02

no dont smoke.

20 Feb 2014 19:08
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20 Feb 2014 19:13

No, never

20 Feb 2014 19:29

No

20 Feb 2014 19:32

NO i always hate it.

20 Feb 2014 19:37
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20 Feb 2014 19:49

No. Never do it

20 Feb 2014 20:08

i hate it

20 Feb 2014 20:27
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20 Feb 2014 20:42

Not at all

20 Feb 2014 21:01

No