The Negative Effects of Smoking Cigarettes

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Smoking cigarettes can be very harmful to your life with so many health issues, such as heart disease, cancer and emphysema. Some people think it’s not a huge issue smoking cigarettes but it’s a great way to lose ten years of your life. You lose lots of money, a lifetime of health issues, and cause you to have yellowing of the teeth and bad breath .There is way too many health risks involved to start using this drug. Say no to cigarettes you will be healthier in the end then to continue on this wrongful path.

It’s not that easy to quit smoking cigarettes, it can be very hard especially for many people who have been smoking for years. Many people are addicted to this drug because of the nicotine that’s in the tobacco, which is very addictive. Nicotine is the most common word that most smokers use and is there excuse why they can’t stop saying “it’s so addicting”. Like heroin or other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal (Smoking). Nicotine is the main addictive ingredient in a cigarette that activates synthesis of a chemical called dopamine in the brain (Naturstopp). This is just one of the chemicals that are in a cigarette, there are over 599 more chemicals that are in a cigarette. To name a few there is acetone, ammonia, tar, benzene, cadmium, hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides etc (Naturstopp). Some of these chemicals might not seem harmful, but it’s the burning of these chemicals that produce toxic and carcinogenic compounds more than 4000 of them (Naturstopp). Smoking cigarettes can be devastating; especially with each inhale you exhale.

Many people start smoking for many reasons such as trying to be cool...

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... urges of needing a cigarette.

In conclusion if you want to live long and not have to deal with the health risk that is involved, do not even think to start smoking a cigarette. I am on the wrong track and not healthy and after all of this research I just might quit smoking cigarettes. Staying smoke-free will give you a whole lot more of everything, more energy, better performance, better looks, more money in your pocket, and in the long run more life to live (Smoking).

Work Cited

“Smoking” Kidshealth.org, The Nemours foundation, n.d web 14 April 2011

“Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes for Smokers” healthliteracy.worlded.org. Copyright 1995 by Marjorie Jacobs revised 1997, n.d web 14 April 2011

“Naturstopp” quit-smoking-aid.net, 2008 Naturstopp. All Rights Reserved, n.d 14 April 2011
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