Essay on The Dangers Of Cigarette Smoking

1020 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 null Page
Cigarette smoking is one of the number causes of various diseases and health problems, yet it is highly addictive. Because cigarette smoking is trending in many social environments, most people are unaware of the damages and risks that may occur between the individual smoking and his or her bystanders. Particularly, the smoke from a cigarette is the main contributor of why many smokers enjoy the unrevealed truth and why they are addicted to a substance that not receive any internal satisfaction.
When a person blows a transparent, gray cloud of cigarette smoke from their mouth, they are releasing and consuming more than four thousand chemicals, compounds, and toxins. Surprisingly, the smoke “makes up” about five to eight percent of the total cigarette. The smoke, itself, contains dangerous and poisonous ingredients, such as nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide. Because nicotine can reach the brain in six seconds, it may display itself as a stimulant or a depressant, depending on the dosage. However, if it is inhaled at a larger dose, it may affect multiple organs in the body by acting as a lethal poison. Also, it positions the lungs in great risks for tar build up. Each time a person blows smoke from a cigarette, the amount of tar that “fills up” the lungs increases. As the tar sticks to the lungs, carbon monoxide challenges the red blood cells, making it harder to carry oxygen throughout the body. In addition to nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide, there are thousands of other…

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