smoking and associated hazards

India
October 28, 2008 3:56pm CST
everyday we see a lot of people flaunting a cigarette and they think it makes them look cool.some even say it relieves stress.but the truth is that its a slow poison. actually,nicotine present in tobacco/cigarette smoke acts first as a stimulant but soon it follows a period of depression.this phase of depression compels the person to smoke another cigarette and the chain continues.this becomes a habit then turns into an addiction which is very difficult to leave. cigarette smoke contains more than 200 different chemicals which can produce cancer.its not that it only causes lung cancer,other cancers include oral cancer,cancer of esophagus,stomach,colon,urinary bladder.it also weakens the normal defense mechanism of our body,so that it makes us prone to different infections especially respiratory infections.it can also precipitate an attack of asthma in asthmatics. any other suggestions about the hazards of smoking r welcome.....
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Everyone knows the ills of smoking but this has not stopped anyone from smoking. This has not deterred young kids from taking up smoking. I don't smoke anymore but a lot of my friends do. What can you do? Cheers!!