The impact of smoking on the U.S.

By Twiggy

Tabacco basics

Tobacco is a carcinogen, meaning it causes cancer. most commonly found in ciggarettes, which also has many other harmful chemicals in it. there are several chemicals in cigarettes including but not limited to benzene, Formaldehyde, Ammonia, Acetone, Tar, Nicotine, Carbon Monoxide, Arsenic, Hydrogen Cyanide. This totals up to 4000 chemicals( Daily, 3000 people begin smoking

The Effects of Smoking

  • Cancer
  • Addiction
  • Wrinkles
  • Vitamin D defficiency
  • vocal chord degredation
  • tooth decay
  • miscarriages
  • birth deffects
  • minimal hemoglobin efficiency
  • intestinal ulcers

2nd hand smoke

  • Second hand smoke- the inhalation of cigarrete smoke passively by being in close proximity to someone who is smoking
  • sidestream smoke- smoke that is directly entered into the air by a burning cigarrete
  • mainstream smoke-smoke that is exhaled through a smoker's mouth
  • children who are exposed to 2nd hand have less effective lungs
  • if someone is around someone who smoke frequently, their asthma could be inflamed
  • children of mothers who smoke during pregnancies were ten times more likely to have asthma

Addictive Potential

The psychoactive drug in cigarettes is nicotine. when nicotine is introduced into the system, it causes rapid heartrate,increased bloodpressure, and rapid, shallow breathing. These effects can alter depending on how often or much someone smokes. If someone decides to quit, their withdrawal can cause intense craving, tiredness, lack of focus, and headaches. Recent studies show that 70% of the 46 million smokers in America want to quit, but feel they can't.

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