My Story

My Story

  • Submitted By: tamee
  • Date Submitted: 06/07/2013 10:42 AM
  • Category: Social Issues
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Smoking includes Marijuana, commonly associated with tobacco as smoked in a cigarette, cigar or pipe. Tobacco contains Nicotine and alkaloid that is addictive and can have both stimulating and tranquilizing psychoactive effects.

The effects of smoking can cause;
It is estimated that approx. 1-3 of all cancer are attributable to tobacco. It is estimated that 85% of all cases of lung cancer could be prevented of all smoking of cigarettes stopped. Smoking is a major cause of bladder cancer, Pancreatic cancer and oral cancer.

Children are especially susceptible to the effects of the environmental tobacco smoke, children are more likely to suffer from asthma and chronic coughs, and they may suffer from reduced lung growth and function.

Women who smoke that are pregnant are more likely to experience infertility and miscarriage (SPONTANEOUS ABORTION) when pregnant women smokes, some toxins from the smoke can be passed to the fetes. These toxins can later affect an infant’s lung development and lung function. Babies of women who smoke are more likely to be born prematurely, to have a low birth weight, and to have slower initial growth.
Infants in households where there is a smoker are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome.

How to stop smoking;
Nicotine replacement therapy delivers nicotine to the body in controlled, relatively small doses, typically by means of a chewing gum, a nasal spray, an inhaler or tablets. These products do not contain carbon monoxide, or other toxic ingredients that are largely responsible for the health hazards of smoking, and because they deliver controlled doses of nicotine, they are much less addictive than cigarettes.

So in conclusion I would definitely persuade you not to smoke, for its harmful to second- hand smokers. Thank you.

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