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SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH !

 

Smoking is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use. Today, the most popular form of smoking by far is tobacco smoking and is practiced by over one billion people in the majority of all human societies. This is the route of administration for recreational drug use, as the active substances in drugs such as nicotine is released by combustion and makes them available for absorption through the lungs.

The most general method of smoking is through cigarettes. The smoking substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin and crack cocaine, but the use of these substances is very limited because they are frequently not commercially available.

 

Image of smoker lung Vs healthy lung

Smoker lung have large irregular air sacs compared to a healthy lung.
Also, the blood vessels are shrinking in smoker lung.



Medical studies on smoking have proven that smoking tobacco is among the leading causes of many diseases such as lung cancer, heart attacks, erectile dysfunction and can also lead to birth defects. Due to inherent health hazards of smoking, many countries instituted high taxes on tobacco products and anti-smoking campaigns are launched every year in an attempt to curtail tobacco smoking.

 

Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking. Lung cancer from smoking is caused by the tar present in tobacco. Smoking cigarettes causes many changes in your lungs and airways. Some changes occur sudden, last a short time, and then go away. These changes are acute means they are easily treatable and they do not cause higher damage to the body. Colds and pneumonia are acute changes. Other changes which happen very slowly and last for a long time. These are chronic changes which may last for the rest of your life.

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