The Effects Of Smoking Cigarettes

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Jha, Phil, and Peto (2014) reports that “there were about 100 million deaths from tobacco in the 20th century . . . if current smoking patterns persist, tobacco will kill about 1 billion people this century, mostly in low- and middle-income countries (p. 60).” One might argue that every individual who smokes cigarettes does not develop health problems because smokers limit how many cigarettes they smoke. Smoking one cigarette can still cause the same affects. “More Americans die every year from smoking related diseases than from AIDS, car accidents, murders, suicides, and fires combined” (Clinton, 2001, para. 11). Smoking cigarettes is the most deadly substance that an individual can put into their body. Any time that an individual smokes a cigarette they are affecting their health in many different ways, and are more likely to experience health issues than non-smokers. An individual that does not smoke decreases their chances of developing health problems tremendously. Individuals that smoke cigarettes will …show more content…
3). Smoking cigarettes can cause heart disease and many other heart problems. An individual who smokes cigarettes will be more likely to have strokes. Strokes are caused by the nicotine in the cigarette and the way in which it affects the blood in an individual’s body. In addition, the nicotine in the cigarette can cause hypertension, also called high blood pressure. High blood pressure is common to all smokers. Most smokers do not believe or do not know that they have high blood pressure, but smokers are more likely to endure hypertension than an individual who does not smoke. Heart disease, stroke, and hypertension will cause chest pain, and that fact alone makes it even more dangerous for an individual to smoke. Smoking can affect the most vital organ in your body that is essential to life of every human

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