Tobacco Abuse

By: Arpad Voros

What is tobacco?

Tobacco is a substance that comes from the tobacco plant. It is fermented and dried to be put into paper rolls. That is what makes a cigarette. That dried tobacco can also be in many other tobacco products, like cigars, snuff, chewing, etc. There is also moist tobacco, which is just another type of chewing tobacco.

Tobacco Short-Term Effects

Tobacco's short-term effects are not as bad as the long-term effects. Some of the short-term effects include:

  1. Increase in heart rate
  2. Increase in blood pressure and dizziness
  3. Cold coughs
  4. Body temperature deceases
  5. Acid in stomach increases
  6. Decrease in blood flow and oxygen supply

Tobacco Long-Term Effects

The long-term effects are the worst part of smoking. They are the ones that take off years from your life, and make your life shorter. Some of the long-term effects include:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Lung cancer
  3. Throat cancer
  4. Mouth cancer
  5. Shortness in breath
  6. Bad Breath
  7. Increase risk in stroke
  8. Liver cancer
  9. Kidney cancer
  10. Increase in miscarriages


There are over 4,800 different chemicals in one cigarette. Which of 69 cause cancer. The chemicals in include:

  1. Formaldehyde
  2. Polonium 210
  3. Benzene
  4. Arsenic
  5. Lead
  6. Carbon Monoxide
  7. Ammonia
  8. And much much more...

Why you should not use tobacco products.

There is plenty of information above. Those chemicals are deadly to humans, yet it is in a cigarette. Most of the long term effects are cancer, and people don't want to dies of cancer. Tobacco isn't a good thing, it is a deadly poison.