The Causes And Effects Of Smoking

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Some people resort to smoking to reduce their stress, but what they don’t know is what kind of health issues will come up while they are smoking. Smoking has a rich history behind it and how it came about in 1612 when the settlers came to Jamestown. Native American’s, however, did smoke tobacco but only for religious and medical purposes. Nowadays, smoking is an everyday thing for some people. Eventually this will lead to either dangerous medical issues or even simple as asthma, but their lungs decay. The effects of smoking will damage your body and even your pocket. Within seconds of the first puff, the active ingredients of the cigarette are in the smoker’s bloodstream and whirling around the body to the brain. When the ingredients of the …show more content…
Nicotine is a stimulant that affects the CNS (central nervous system). It works differently on different areas of the brain, which is why people can say that nicotine both gets me going and relaxes me. People’s bodies quickly get used to nicotine. As this happens, they have to smoke more and more to get the same effects. If smokers choice to stop smoking, a lot of the smokers will have withdrawal symptoms. Some of these symptoms include: a strong desire for tobacco, a feeling of anxiety and difficulty sleeping, bad temper, anger, and depression, problems concentrating, headaches, dizziness, and a feeling of …show more content…
Smoking should not be taken up because your friends are smoking, in all honesty, it should not be taken up at all. Many students are smoking because of stress which they peer pressure their friends into smoking. A lot of the time’s the “cool kids” have parties and you are not invited unless you smoke cigarettes. Now many kids want to go and they smoke so that they can go to the parties. Peer pressure is an important role in young teens starting to smoke while still in school. Not only would they start to smoke but once they take that first puff, they do not know that in about five years, they will still be

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