The Effects of Cigarettes Smoking Essay

1199 Words Oct 15th, 2010 5 Pages
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The effects of cigarette smoking on the American public are of significant concern in America. This effect is harmful to the body’s major organs, causing many diseases and generally alters the health and life of smokers. There is considerable different health risk, which result in diseases and changes in the Larynx with elevated levels of stress in the vocal area (Guimaraio and Abberton, 2005). Lung cancer is only
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In the United States Department of Health (1988), this addiction, from nicotine, is that of a person using heroin and cocaine. Through extensive research, we now know that cigarette smoking can cause airway restriction as well as restricting the blood flow. Cigarette smoke is an airway irritant; it is know to cause pulmonary airflow resistance; however, these transient changes, was only discovered after smoking a cigarette (Randhawana, Mendes and Wanne, 2006, p 363).
There is a 22 times higher risk in males and about 12 times higher risk in women, for lung cancer than non - smokers. Resulting in 87% lung cancer deaths as noted in (Reis, Eisner, and Kosary, 2001). In addition, “these toxins and free radicals can interact with DNA, and could cause genetic mutations and gene activation responsible for the development of autoimmune disease” (Costenbader and Karlson, 2006, p.737). There is a link to but not limited to Graves’ Hyperthyroidism and Multiple Sclerosis. Cigarette smokers are in jeopardy of contracting various other types of cancer. Listed in the Center for Disease Control (2007), some of these are oral cavity, cancer of the lips, pharynx, esophagus, larynx (voice box), bladder, and kidney cancer. Among racial-ethnic groups, the rates vary in relation to cigarette smoking and different cancers.

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