Effects Of Tobacco Essay

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How Smoking Tobacco Affect Your Life and Surrounding? Smoking tobacco can harm every organ in your body. Tobacco uses can affect more than just one person. Smoking tobacco have a huge effect on an individuals’ bodies. Tobacco uses can affect your friend, your unborn, and your family. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it stated “Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States of America.” The rate of women smoking have increase slowly while the rate of men smoking have decrease. Smoking tobacco have a higher death rate than alcohol, AIDS, suicide, homicide, and etc. People start smoking, because they are stress out, peer pressure, weight gain, or etc. There are many other forms …show more content…
Nicotine is a colorless, oily compound that is poisonous in concentrated amount. Nicotine affects the brain, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. Hales said, “Nicotine first stimulates the nervous system, then triggers release of tranquilizing morphine-like amino acids. Nicotine spread to nervous system of the brain within eight seconds.” The nicotine makes the heartbeat quickens, the vessels constrict, causing higher flood pressure, and bloodstream absorbs nicotine. As the cigarette burn, tobacco produces a tar. Tar is a thick, sticky dark fluid made up of several hundred different chemicals. Tar enhancing the growth of cancerous cells (Hales 420.) Smoke from cigarettes, cigar, and pipes also contains carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that comes out of the exhaust pipes of cars, in levels four hundred times hose considered safe in industry. According to Wuest and Fisette, they agreed “Smokers have twice as much risk of cardiovascular disease as nonsmokers. Although the risk for inactivity and smoking are similar, the prevalence of inactivity in the nation is greater than the incidence of smoking.” The lowest rates of smoking are Asian-Americans and Hispanic women. The highest rates of smoking are Native American, Alaska Natives, African American, and Southeast Asian …show more content…
Mainstream smoke is the smoke inhaled directly by smoking a cigarette. Side stream smoke is the smoke emitted by a burning cigarette and breathed by everyone in a closed room or space. US Department of Health and Human Services explained, “Nearly all tobacco use begins in childhood and adolescence. In all, eighty- eight percent of adult smokers who smoke daily report that they started smoking by the age of eighteen years old Secondhand smoke is the hazardous form of indoor air pollution. Secondhand smoke can affect anyone such as: non- smoker adults, non-smoker children, and even unborn. If mother know she is pregnant, she should be ban to buy cigarettes until she delivered her baby. It can increases the risks of breast cancer for women. Hales explained, “A proven culprit in the development of lung cancer, it leads to an estimated three thousands deaths among adult nonsmokers every year. The Surgeon General estimates that living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker’s chances of developing lung cancer by twenty or thirty percent.” Being exposure to tobacco smoke irritates the airways and contributes to respiratory diseases such as asthma. For an example, my god-son’s mother smokes while she was pregnant with him. When he was born, we found he had bronchitis and later on as he turns one it turns into asthma. If a mother smoke while she is pregnant,

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