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  • Chemicals in a Cigarette
    By Health Blog on May 12, 2011 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Need some more reasons to quit smoking? Apart from becoming very uncool and socially frowned upon in more and more cultures and societies every year, cigarettes are filled with all kinds of horrible poisons, chemicals and additives!

    A few of the more dangerous chemicals in cigarettes include;

    • Arsenic
    • Vinyl chloride
    • Benzene
    • Beryllium
    • Cadmium
    • Ethylene oxide
    • 1,3–Butadiene
    • Chromium
    • Nickel
    • Polonium-210

    Did you know the American tobacco companies have a list of 599 additives used to make cigarettes? The big five US cigarette companies (American Tobacco Company, Brown and Williamson, Liggett Group, Inc., Philip Morris Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company) had the list approved by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 1994. The chemicals used in cigarettes were never tested while burning, and if you listened in science classes at school you would know that burning many of these nasty additives changes their chemical properties, which creates a chemical compound list of 4000 when you burn a cigarette. If this list doesn’t make you think about quitting smoking I don’t know what will.

    • Acetanisole
    • Acetic acid
    • Acetoin
    • Acetophenone
    • 6-Acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
    • 2-Acetyl-3-Ethylpyrazine
    • 2-Acetyl-5-Methylfuran
    • Acetylpyrazine
    • 2-Acetylpyridine
    • 3-Acetylpyridine
    • 2-Acetylthiazole
    • Aconitic Acid
    • dl-Alanine
    • Alfalfa Extract
    • Allspice Extract, Oleoresin, and Oil
    • Allyl Hexanoate
    • Allyl Ionone
    • Almond Bitter Oil
    • Ambergris Tincture
    • Ammonia
    • Ammonium Bicarbonate
    • Ammonium Hydroxide
    • Diammonium phosphate
    • Ammonium sulfide
    • Amyl Alcohol
    • Amyl Butyrate
    • Amyl Formate
    • Amyl Octanoate
    • alpha-Amylcinnamaldehyde
    • Amyris Oil
    • trans-Anethole
    • Angelica Root Extract, Oil and Seed Oil
    • Anise
    • Anise Star, Extract and Oils
    • Anisyl Acetate
    • Anisyl Alcohol
    • Anisyl Formate
    • Anisyl Phenylacetate
    • Apple Juice Concentrate, Extract, and Skins
    • Apricot Extract and Juice Concentrate
    • L-Arginine
    • Asafetida Fluid Extract And Oil
    • Ascorbic Acid
    • L-Asparagine Monohydrate
    • L-Aspartic Acid
    • Balsam Peru and Oil
    • Basil Oil
    • Bay leaf, Oil and Sweet Oil
    • Beeswax White
    • Beet Juice Concentrate
    • Benzaldehyde
    • Benzaldehyde Glyceryl Acetal
    • Benzoic acid, Benzoin
    • Benzoin Resin
    • Benzophenone
    • Benzyl Alcohol
    • Benzyl Benzoate
    • Benzyl Butyrate
    • Benzyl Cinnamate
    • Benzyl Propionate
    • Benzyl salicylate
    • Bergamot Oil
    • Bisabolene
    • Black Currant Buds Absolute
    • Borneol
    • Bornyl Acetate
    • Buchu Leaf Oil
    • 1,3-Butanediol
    • 2,3-Butanedione
    • 1-Butanol
    • 2-Butanone
    • 4(2-Butenylidene)-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
    • Butter, Butter Esters, and Butter Oil
    • Butyl acetate
    • Butyl butyrate
    • Butyl butyryl lactate
    • Butyl isovalerate
    • Butyl phenylacetate
    • Butyl ndecylenate
    • 3-Butylidenephthalide
    • Butyric Acid
    • Cadinene
    • Caffeine
    • Calcium Carbonate
    • Camphene
    • Cananga Oil
    • Capsicum Oleoresin
    • Caramel color
    • Caraway Oil
    • Carbon Dioxide
    • Cardamom Oleoresin, Extract, Seed Oil, and Powder
    • Carob Bean and Extract
    • beta-Carotene
    • Carrot Oil
    • Carvacrol
    • 4-Carvomenthenol
    • L-Carvone
    • beta-Caryophyllene
    • beta-Caryophyllene Oxide
    • Cascarilla Oil and Bark Extract
    • Cassia Bark Oil
    • Cassie Absolute and Oil
    • Castoreum Extract, Tincture and Absolute
    • Cedar Leaf Oil
    • Cedarwood Oil Terpenes and Virginiana
    • Cedrol
    • Celery Seed Extract, Solid, Oil, And Oleoresin
    • Cellulose Fiber
    • Chamomile Flower Oil And Extract
    • Chicory Extract
    • Chocolate
    • Cinnamaldehyde
    • Cinnamic Acid
    • Cinnamon Leaf Oil, Bark Oil, and Extract
    • Cinnamyl Acetate
    • Cinnamyl Alcohol
    • Cinnamyl Cinnamate
    • Cinnamyl Isovalerate
    • Cinnamyl Propionate
    • Citral
    • Citric Acid
    • Citronella Oil
    • dl-Citronellol
    • Citronellyl Butyrate
    • Citronellyl Isobutyrate
    • Civet Absolute
    • Clary Oil
    • Clover Tops, Red Solid Extract
    • Cocoa
    • Cocoa Shells, Extract, Distillate And Powder
    • Coconut Oil
    • Coffee
    • Cognac White and Green Oil
    • Copaiba Oil
    • Coriander Extract and Oil
    • Corn Oil
    • Corn Silk
    • Costus Root Oil
    • Cubeb Oil
    • Cuminaldehyde
    • para-Cymene
    • L-Cysteine
    • Dandelion Root Solid Extract
    • Davana Oil
    • 2-trans,4-trans-Decadienal
    • delta-Decalactone
    • gamma-Decalactone
    • Decanal
    • Decanoic acid
    • 1-Decanol
    • 2-Decenal
    • Dehydromenthofurolactone
    • Diethyl Malonate
    • Diethyl Sebacate
    • 2,3-Diethylpyrazine
    • Dihydro Anethole
    • 5,7-Dihydro-2-Methylthieno(3,4-D) Pyrimidine
    • Dill Seed Oil and Extract
    • meta-Dimethoxybenzene
    • para-Dimethoxybenzene
    • 2,6-Dimethoxyphenol
    • Dimethyl Succinate
    • 3,4-Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione
    • 3,5-Dimethyl-1,2-Cyclopentanedione
    • 3,7-Dimethyl-1,3,6-Octatriene
    • 4,5-Dimethyl-3-Hydroxy-2,5-Dihydrofuran-2-One
    • 6,10-Dimethyl-5,9-Undecadien-2-One
    • 3,7-Dimethyl-6-Octenoic Acid
    • 2,4 Dimethylacetophenone
    • alpha,para-Dimethylbenzyl Alcohol
    • alpha,alpha-Dimethylphenethyl Acetate
    • alpha,alpha Dimethylphenethyl Butyrate
    • 2,3-Dimethylpyrazine
    • 2,5-Dimethylpyrazine
    • 2,6-Dimethylpyrazine
    • Dimethyltetrahydrobenzofuranone
    • delta-Dodecalactone
    • gamma-Dodecalactone
    • para-Ethoxybenzaldehyde
    • Ethyl 10-Undecenoate
    • Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate
    • Ethyl acetate
    • Ethyl acetoacetate
    • Ethyl alcohol
    • Ethyl benzoate
    • Ethyl butyrate
    • Ethyl cinnamate
    • Ethyl decanoate
    • Ethyl fenchol
    • Ethyl furoate
    • Ethyl heptanoate
    • Ethyl hexanoate
    • Ethyl isovalerate
    • Ethyl lactate
    • Ethyl laurate
    • Ethyl levulinate
    • Ethyl maltol
    • Ethyl methyl phenylglycidate
    • Ethyl myristate
    • Ethyl nonanoate
    • Ethyl octadecanoate
    • Ethyl octanoate
    • Ethyl oleate
    • Ethyl palmitate
    • Ethyl phenylacetate
    • Ethyl propionate
    • Ethyl salicylate
    • Ethyl trans-2-butenoate
    • Ethyl valerate
    • Ethyl vanillin
    • 2-Ethyl (or Methyl)-(3,5 and 6)-Methoxypyrazine
    • 2-Ethyl-1-Hexanol,3-Ethyl-2-Hydroxy-2-Cyclopenten-1-One
    • 2-Ethyl-3,(5 or 6)-Dimethylpyrazine
    • 5-Ethyl-3-Hydroxy-4-Methyl-2(5H)-Furanone
    • 2-Ethyl-3-Methylpyrazine
    • 4-Ethylbenzaldehyde
    • 4-Ethylguaiacol
    • para-Ethylphenol
    • 3-Ethylpyridine
    • Eucalyptol
    • Farnesol
    • D-Fenchone
    • Fennel Sweet Oil
    • Fenugreek, Extract, Resin, and Absolute
    • fig Juice Concentrate
    • Food Starch Modified
    • Furfuryl Mercaptan
    • 4-(2-Furyl)-3-Buten-2-One
    • Galbanum Oil
    • Genet Absolute
    • Gentian Root Extract
    • Geraniol
    • Geranium Rose Oil
    • Geranyl Acetate
    • Geranyl Butyrate
    • Geranyl Formate
    • Geranyl Isovalerate
    • Geranyl Phenylacetate
    • Ginger Oil and Oleoresin
    • L-Glutamic Acid
    • L-Glutamine
    • Glycerol
    • Glycyrrhizin Ammoniated
    • Grape Juice Concentrate
    • Guaiac Wood Oil
    • Guaiacol
    • Guar Gum
    • 2,4-Heptadienal
    • gamma-Heptalactone
    • Heptanoic Acid
    • 2-Heptanone
    • 3-Hepten-2-One
    • 2-Hepten-4-One
    • 4-Heptenal
    • trans-2-Heptenal
    • Heptyl acetate
    • omega-6-Hexadecenlactone
    • gamma-Hexalactone
    • Hexanal
    • Hexanoic acid
    • 2-Hexen-1-Ol
    • 3-Hexen-1-Ol
    • cis-3-Hexen-1-Yl Acetate
    • 2-Hexenal
    • 3-Hexenoic Acid
    • trans-2-Hexenoic Acid
    • cis-3-Hexenyl Formate
    • Hexyl 2-Methylbutyrate
    • Hexyl Acetate
    • Hexyl Alcohol
    • Hexyl Phenylacetate
    • L-Histidine
    • Honey
    • Hops Oil
    • Hydrolyzed Milk Solids
    • Hydrolyzed Plant Proteins
    • 5-Hydroxy-2,4-Decadienoic Acid delta- Lactone
    • 4-Hydroxy-2,5-Dimethyl-3(2H)-Furanone
    • 2-Hydroxy-3,5,5-Trimethyl-2-Cyclohexen-1-One
    • 4-Hydroxy -3-Pentenoic Acid Lactone
    • 2-Hydroxy-4-Methylbenzaldehyde
    • 4-Hydroxybutanoic Acid Lactone
    • Hydroxycitronellal
    • 6-Hydroxydihydrotheaspirane
    • 4-(para-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
    • Hyssop Oil
    • Immortelle Absolute and Extract
    • alpha-Ionone
    • beta-Ionone
    • alpha-Irone
    • Isoamyl Acetate
    • Isoamyl Benzoate
    • Isoamyl Butyrate
    • Isoamyl Cinnamate
    • Isoamyl Formate, Isoamyl Hexanoate
    • Isoamyl Isovalerate
    • Isoamyl Octanoate
    • Isoamyl Phenylacetate
    • Isobornyl Acetate
    • Isobutyl Acetate
    • Isobutyl Alcohol
    • Isobutyl Cinnamate
    • Isobutyl Phenylacetate
    • Isobutyl Salicylate
    • 2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypyrazine
    • alpha-Isobutylphenethyl Alcohol
    • Isobutyraldehyde
    • Isobutyric Acid
    • d,l-Isoleucine
    • alpha-Isomethylionone
    • 2-Isopropylphenol
    • Isovaleric Acid
    • Jasmine Absolute, Concrete and Oil
    • Kola Nut Extract
    • Labdanum Absolute and Oleoresin
    • Lactic Acid
    • Lauric Acid
    • Lauric Aldehyde
    • Lavandin Oil
    • Lavender oil
    • Lemon Oil and Extract
    • Lemongrass Oil
    • L-Leucine
    • Levulinic acid
    • Liquorice root, fluid, extract and powder
    • Lime Oil
    • Linalool
    • Linalool Oxide
    • Linalyl acetate
    • Linden Flowers
    • Lovage Oil And Extract
    • L-Lysine
    • Mace Powder, Extract and Oil
    • Magnesium Carbonate
    • Malic Acid
    • Malt and Malt Extract
    • Maltodextrin
    • Maltol
    • Maltyl Isobutyrate
    • Mandarin Oil
    • Maple Syrup and Concentrate
    • Mate Leaf, Absolute and Oil
    • para-Mentha-8-Thiol-3-One
    • Menthol
    • Menthone
    • Menthyl Acetate
    • dl-Methionine
    • Methoprene
    • 2-Methoxy-4-Methylphenol
    • 2-Methoxy-4-Vinylphenol
    • para-Methoxybenzaldehyde
    • 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-1-Penten-3-One
    • 4-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Butanone
    • 1-(para-Methoxyphenyl)-2-Propanone
    • Methoxypyrazine
    • Methyl 2-Furoate
    • Methyl 2-Octynoate
    • Methyl 2-Pyrrolyl Ketone
    • Methyl Anisate
    • Methyl anthranilate
    • Methyl Benzoate
    • Methyl Cinnamate
    • Methyl Dihydrojasmonate
    • Methyl Ester of Rosin, Partially Hydrogenated
    • Methyl Isovalerate
    • Methyl Linoleate (48%)
    • Methyl Linolenate (52%) Mixture
    • Methyl Naphthyl Ketone
    • Methyl Nicotinate
    • Methyl phenylacetate
    • Methyl Salicylate
    • Methyl Sulfide
    • 3-Methyl-1-Cyclopentadecanone
    • 4-Methyl-1-Phenyl-2-Pentanone
    • 5-Methyl-2-Phenyl-2-Hexenal
    • 5-Methyl-2-Thiophenecarboxaldehyde
    • 6-Methyl-3,-5-Heptadien-2-One
    • 2-Methyl-3-(para-Isopropylphenyl) Propionaldehyde
    • 5-Methyl-3-Hexen-2-One
    • 1-Methyl-3-Methoxy-4-Isopropylbenzene
    • 4-Methyl-3-Pentene-2-One
    • 2-Methyl-4-Phenylbutyraldehyde
    • 6-Methyl-5-Hepten-2-One
    • 4-Methyl-5-Thiazoleethanol
    • 4-Methyl-5-Vinylthiazole
    • Methyl-alpha-Ionone
    • Methyl-trans-2-Butenoic Acid
    • 4-Methylacetophenone
    • para-Methylanisole
    • alpha-Methylbenzyl Acetate
    • alpha-Methylbenzyl Alcohol
    • 2-Methylbutyraldehyde
    • 3-Methylbutyraldehyde
    • 2-Methylbutyric Acid
    • alpha-Methylcinnamaldehyde
    • Methylcyclopentenolone
    • 2-Methylheptanoic Acid
    • 2-Methylhexanoic Acid
    • 3-Methylpentanoic Acid
    • 4-Methylpentanoic Acid
    • 2-Methylpyrazine
    • 5-Methylquinoxaline
    • 2-Methyltetrahydrofuran-3-One
    • (Methylthio)Methylpyrazine (Mixture Of Isomers)
    • 3-Methylthiopropionaldehyde
    • Methyl 3-Methylthiopropionate
    • 2-Methylvaleric Acid
    • Mimosa Absolute and Extract
    • Molasses Extract and Tincture
    • Mountain Maple Solid Extract
    • Mullein Flowers
    • Myristaldehyde
    • Myristic acid
    • Myrrh Oil
    • beta-Napthyl Ethyl Ether
    • Nerol
    • Neroli Bigarde Oil
    • Nerolidol
    • Nona-2-trans,6-cis-dienal
    • 2,6-Nonadien-1-ol
    • gamma-Nonalactone
    • Nonanal
    • Nonanoic Acid
    • Nonanone
    • trans-2-Nonen-1-ol
    • 2-Nonenal
    • Nonyl Acetate
    • Nutmeg Powder and Oil
    • Oak chips extract and oil
    • Oakmoss absolute
    • 9,12-Octadecadienoic acid (48%) and 9,12,15-Octadecatrienoic acid (52%)
    • delta-Octalactone
    • gamma-Octalactone
    • Octanal
    • Octanoic acid
    • 1-Octanol
    • 2-Octanone
    • 3-Octen-2-one
    • 1-Octen-3-ol
    • 1-Octen-3-yl acetate
    • 2-Octenal
    • Octyl isobutyrate
    • Oleic acid
    • Olibanum oil
    • Opoponax oil and gum
    • Orange blossom water, absolute, and leaf absolute
    • Orange oil and extract
    • Origanum oil
    • Orris concrete oil and root extract
    • Palmarosa Oil
    • Palmitic acid
    • Parsley Seed Oil
    • Patchouli Oil
    • omega-Pentadecalactone
    • 2,3-Pentanedione
    • 2-Pentanone
    • 4-Pentenoic Acid
    • 2-Pentylpyridine
    • Pepper Oil, Black And White
    • Peppermint Oil
    • Peruvian (Bois De Rose) Oil
    • Petitgrain Absolute, Mandarin Oil and Terpeneless Oil
    • alpha-Phellandrene
    • 2-Phenenthyl Acetate
    • Phenethyl alcohol
    • Phenethyl Butyrate
    • Phenethyl Cinnamate
    • Phenethyl Isobutyrate
    • Phenethyl Isovalerate
    • Phenethyl Phenylacetate
    • Phenethyl Salicylate
    • 1-Phenyl-1-Propanol
    • 3-Phenyl-1-Propanol
    • 2-Phenyl-2-Butenal
    • 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-Ol
    • 4-Phenyl-3-Buten-2-One
    • Phenylacetaldehyde
    • Phenylacetic Acid
    • L-Phenylalanine
    • 3-Phenylpropionaldehyde
    • 3-Phenylpropionic Acid
    • 3-Phenylpropyl Acetate
    • 3-Phenylpropyl Cinnamate
    • 2-(3-Phenylpropyl)Tetrahydrofuran
    • Phosphoric Acid
    • Pimenta Leaf Oil
    • Pine Needle Oil, Pine Oil, Scotch
    • Pineapple Juice Concentrate
    • alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene
    • D-Piperitone
    • Piperonal
    • Pipsissewa Leaf Extract
    • Plum Juice
    • Potassium Sorbate
    • L-Proline
    • Propenylguaethol
    • Propionic Acid
    • Propyl Acetate
    • Propyl para-Hydroxybenzoate
    • Propylene Glycol
    • 3-Propylidenephthalide
    • Prune Juice and Concentrate
    • Pyridine
    • Pyroligneous Acid And Extract
    • Pyrrole
    • Pyruvic Acid
    • Raisin Juice Concentrate
    • Rhodinol
    • Rose Absolute and Oil
    • Rosemary Oil
    • Rum
    • Rum Ether
    • Rye Extract
    • Sage, Sage oil, and Sage oleoresin
    • Salicylaldehyde
    • Sandalwood oil, yellow
    • Sclareolide
    • Skatole
    • Smoke flavor
    • Snakeroot oil
    • Sodium acetate
    • Sodium benzoate
    • Sodium bicarbonate
    • Sodium carbonate
    • Sodium chloride
    • Sodium citrate
    • Sodium hydroxide
    • Solanone
    • Spearmint oil
    • Styrax extract, gum and oil
    • Sucrose octaacetate
    • Sugar alcohols
    • Sugars
    • Tagetes Oil
    • Tannic Acid
    • Tartaric Acid
    • Tea Leaf and Absolute
    • alpha-Terpineol
    • Terpinolene
    • Terpinyl Acetate
    • 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydroquinoxaline
    • 1,5,5,9-Tetramethyl-13-Oxatricyclo(8.3.0.0(4,9))Tridecane
    • 2,3,4,5, and 3,4,5,6-Tetramethylethyl-Cyclohexanone
    • 2,3,5,6-Tetramethylpyrazine
    • Thiamine Hydrochloride
    • Thiazole
    • L-Threonine
    • Thyme Oil, White and Red
    • Thymol
    • Tobacco Extracts
    • Tocopherols (mixed)
    • Tolu balsam Gum and Extract
    • Tolualdehydes
    • para-Tolyl 3-Methylbutyrate
    • para-Tolyl Acetaldehyde
    • para-Tolyl Acetate
    • para-Tolyl Isobutyrate
    • para-Tolyl Phenylacetate
    • Triacetin
    • 2-Tridecanone
    • 2-Tridecenal
    • Triethyl Citrate
    • 3,5,5-Trimethyl-1-Hexanol
    • para,alpha,alpha-Trimethylbenzyl Alcohol
    • 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-Enyl)But-2-En-4-One
    • 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-Ene-1,4-Dione
    • 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl Methan
    • 4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-Dienyl)But-2-En-4-One
    • 2,2,6-Trimethylcyclohexanone
    • 2,3,5-Trimethylpyrazine
    • L-Tyrosine
    • delta-Undercalactone
    • gamma-Undecalactone
    • Undecanal
    • 2-Undecanone,1
    • 0-Undecenal
    • Urea
    • Valencene
    • Valeraldehyde
    • Valerian Root Extract, Oil and Powder
    • Valeric acid
    • gamma-Valerolactone
    • Valine
    • Vanilla Extract And Oleoresin
    • Vanillin
    • Veratraldehyde
    • Vetiver Oil
    • Vinegar
    • Violet Leaf Absolute
    • Walnut Hull Extract
    • Water
    • Wheat Extract And Flour
    • Wild Cherry Bark Extract
    • Wine and Wine Cherry
    • Xanthan Gum
    • 3,4-Xylenol
    • Yeast

    Scary list of chemicals and additive in cigarettes huh? Almost makes you think about quitting cigarettes ;-)

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  • Additives and Effects of Cigarette
    By Health Blog on August 31, 2010 | No Comments  Comments
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    With life becoming more hectic and stresses growing by the week, many people continue to smoke cigarettes as a stress reliever, knowing full well how dangerous the habit is. Many prefer drinking only at specific time in a day, but it’s not the case with smoking. People smoke at any times of a day. Cigarettes have thousands of toxic chemicals which pass in to all the internal organs of the body. Many researches confirmed that 50% percent of smokers are suffering with TB, heart attacks, and cancer. There are a large number of people and their loved ones seeking to rid themselves of this addiction, but quitting cigarettes is not an easy task. This article is helpful for those who want to quit smoking and also has a few facts about smoking and cigarette withdrawal.

    What is a Cigarette is made of?

    A three inch burning cigarette can consist of 4000 chemicals, which include poisonous toxins and chemicals. Some of the chemicals and additives in a cigarette include ace anisole, acetic acid, acetone, alfalfa extract, ally ionone, amberqeis tincture, ally hexanoate, dl-alanine, acetophenone, actinitic acid, amberqris tincture and many more  chemicals in a cigarette which are harmful to the human body.

    Cigarette Role on Health:

    Your relaxing inhaling of a cigarette can yield you a lifelong list of health issues which can stay with you your entire life and in the case of cancers caused by smoking, can shorten your life dramatically.

    Nicotine is one of the additives which reach every organ of body as soon as we take a single puff. It reaches the brain within ten seconds and starts affecting its organs more quickly. By this, the brain starts working effectively only when person smokes cigarette.

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    Carbon monoxide gets combined with the red blood cells and decreases the ability of RBC to carry the maximum level of oxygen to all parts of body.

    Carcinogens, the cancer agents bind with the smoker’s body organs and also travel in the smoke which the smoker releases. This slowly damages cells growth related genes and results to abnormal growth of all kinds of genes.

    All types of addictive chemicals affect the body in different ways. High level of smoke affects the lungs and also heart.  The overall addiction to cigarettes make the organs work only when nicotine reaches them, with this the working ability degrades.

    Oxidative stress is the one which occurs due to the addiction of smoke, this mutates DNA which leads to lung conditions. As you age the oxidative stress improves then it leads to severe other cases like cancer, cardiovascular etc.

    Generally there are many body antioxidants which are meant for repairing the damaged cells. But in smokers the antioxidants level will be much less which leads to the lower resistance power and lower healing power.

    These are only few major health issues caused by smoking cigarettes, apart from this there are many minor health and hygiene related issues like sleep apnea, yellow teeth, black lips, wrinkles and more. As people become more aware of these cancers and health conditions caused by smoking the filthy habit will eventually become less popular than it is today. I personally used quit smoking patches to stop smoking cigarettes. Obviously it wasn’t easy, but it is possible and you feel much healthier when you do quit smoking!!

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  • How to quit smoking?
    By Health Blog on June 25, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    It’s very difficult to quit smoking once addicted because tobacco is one of the most dangerous narcotic and make the people as its slaves and makes them difficult to give-up and makes them feel very much happy when the people are feeling tension and in critical situations. But so many don’t know the effects of the cigarette but they only know that it causes harm to their health. Smoking make our lungs like tar filled sponges and they are that much powerful and able to spoil our lungs to that level. Smoking first affects lungs then teeth and then blood and then finally heart. People don’t know that there is no treatment for the lungs. Even there is no technology for transplantation of lungs. Smoking is the main reason for lung cancer. So it is very important to quit smoking.

    What we have to do is that we have to restrict ourselves and we should have so much confidence and control in our hand to quit smoking. As we can’t stop all at a time, we have to reduce the number of cigarettes we smoke by 1 for every month and if we do so continuously we will surely quit within 2 or 3 years and we also don’t feel very much difference. There are so many devices which provide the artificial feeling of smoking and scientists are saying that these devices are very helpful to quit smoking as they provide the feeling of smoking. We should be very much deterministic and strong in order to quit smoking.

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