Monday, November 08, 2010

Smoking Is Such An Addiction And Very Difficult Habit To Break

Smoking is restricted or banned in almost all public places and cigarette companies are no longer allowed to advertise on TV, radio, and in many magazines. Smoking is a leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancer in the lungs, esophagus, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, pancreas, stomach, and cervix, as well as myeloid leukemia.

Smoking is one of the worst things children or adults can do to their bodies. Yet every single day about 3,900 children between the ages 12 and 17 start smoking.

Smoking is such an addiction and a very difficult habit to break. Smoking is bad for your health and it harms nearly every organ of the body. It is both an individual and social activity, so if a friend steps outside for a smoke break, the personal reward from joining them rises.

Smoking is often merely a conditioned reflex and in certain situations, such as coming out of the subway, beginning and ending work, voluntary and involunatary interruptions of work, feelings of hunger, and many others regulate the timetable of smoking.

Smoking is an addiction. Tobacco contains nicotine which is a drug that is addictive. It is hazardous to the health of both the smoker and the bystanders. Passive smoking increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease; this can hardly be socially acceptable.

Tobacco smoking accounts for 85 percent of lung cancers, and former smokers account for half of those newly diagnosed with the disease. Tobacco companies continue to market their products to youth, and new federal legislation was enacted last year to attempt to counteract this practice. Laws have been strengthened to limit sale of tobacco products to minors.

Secondhand smoke is produced by a burning cigarette or other tobacco product. An estimated 4 million children a year get sick from being around secondhand smoke. It can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, which can lead to coughing, and achiness in the chest. According to research, people who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have serious health problems, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, low birth weight, sudden infant death syndrome, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, middle ear infections, and nasal and eye irritation.

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