The Dangers of Smoking

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The Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes

In today’s society smoking tobacco is considered to be very popular, even though it is really dangerous for your health. Tobacco contains a substance called nicotine, which is a highly addictive drug that can cause habits that are extremely difficult to break. People today look pass the risk that are attributed to smoking and only focus on the pleasure they obtain, which in the end can be deadly. Smoking leads to bad breath, cancer, and is a gateway drug that can lead to even more harmful addictions. The chemicals that are found in cigarettes cause bad breath. The tar and nicotine from cigarettes are deposited into your mouth. The chemicals build up in your mouth, which stick to places like your teeth, gums, tongues, and the sides of your cheeks. Smoking cigarettes causes bad breath because it dries out your mouth, which causes saliva from continuously flowing and cleansing out your mouth. Cigarette smoking leads to yellowing of the teeth, cavities, and damages to the oral tissue. Eventually this may lead to more serious problems with your dental hygiene if the smoking of cigarettes continues. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and diminishes a person’s overall heath. Smoking cigarettes is the number one leading cause of cancer and death from cancer. It causes cancer of the lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, kidney, bladder, and cervix cancer. Cigarette smoke contains more than 70 different cancer- causing substances such as nicotine, tar, arsenic, chromium, and other harmful substances. When you inhale cigarette smoke, those chemicals enter your lungs and spread around the rest of your body. Scientist has shown that those chemicals can damage DNA and change important genes. This causes cancer by making your cells grow and multiply out of control. The fact is that half of all smokers eventually die from cancer and a…...

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