cigarettes

cigarettes are bad for your health

Poisons in a cigarette

There are over 500 poisons in a cigarette. Some of the poisons are:

acetone: removes nail polish

cadmium: used in batteries

formaldehyde: used to preserve dead bodies

arsenic: used in rat poisons and in bullets

cresol: used in making bombs

Side affects of smoking

Circulation is the movement of blood through the body. Smoking a cigarette can cause the circulation of blood to decrease.

Atherosclerosis is plaque buildup on the inside walls of the arteries. Atherosclerosis can cause a heart attack or a stroke.

When the air sacs of the lungs enlarge you have emphysema. Emphysema causes difficulty breathing and it is a irreversible condition.

Cancer

Some of the poisons and side affects in cigarette's can cause you to have cancer. Some of the cancerous poisons and side affects are:

vinyl chloride: used in making PVC pipes also known to cause cancer

carcinogen: a substance capable of causing cancer.



Leukoplakia

Leukoplakia is white spots or patches in the mouth; pre-cancerous sores. From using chewing tobacco, pre-cancerous cell can form on your gums- looks like a leathery, white patch. Also, you can develop "hairy tongue" from chewing tobacco.

Atherosclerosis and Bronchitis

Atherosclerosis is plaque build up on the inside walls of the arteries; can cause a heart attack or stroke. From all the poisons and chemicals a person breathes in when they smoke, this can cause there arteries to harden by plague build up.

Bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchial tubes; causes coughing and soreness in the chest. When the breathing tubes in your lungs swell, it causes a lot of coughing and soreness in your chest.

Emphysema and carcinogens

Emphysema are enlarged air sacs of the lungs; causes difficulty breathing; irreversible condition. from all the poisons and chemicals a person breathes in when they smoke, this can cause the air sacs in the lungs to lose their elasticity. this causes a person to have extreme difficulty breathing.

Carcinogens are a substance capable of causing cancer. There are many chemicals that are known to cause cancer.

Tobacco

Tobacco is the plant that is used to make cigarettes and chewing tobacco. $5.50 is the usual cost for a pack of cigarettes. In a month an average person spends $165.00, $9,900 in 5 years, $19,800 in ten years. With all of the money an average person spends on cigarettes in 5 years you could buy a new car. In 25 years you could buy a new car and a new house. Such a waste of money.

Why people smoke

The nicotine in cigarettes is very addictive. Nicotine is the addictive chemical in all tobacco products. Tobacco is the main ingredient in tobacco products. People get under peer pressure, they also think that smoking makes them cool, and they are stressed out.