Monday, January 18, 2010

Smoking Is An Addiction

In spite of the fact that everyone knows the dangers of smoking, it remains to be a hard habit to break. While many smokers express the willingness to quit, they feel trapped by a powerful addiction to smoking.

Cigarettes contain nicotine, substance that is considered addictive. Each stick contains as much as 10 milligrams of nicotine. And while some argue that only about 1 to 2 milligrams of nicotine enter the body, experts say that it is enough to make someone get addicted to smoking. Besides, nicotine is just one of those harmful ingredients found in cigarette.

According to research, there are about 600 known chemicals in a cigarette stick, and about 4,000 dangerous chemicals found in cigarette smoke. When large amount of these toxic chemicals are trapped in the body, you can expect to have the following negative health effects: heart disease, lung disease, breathing problems, cancer, sexual dysfunction, infertility, birth defects, wrinkling, clogged and blocked arteries that could lead to amputation, among others.

Recently, President Obama approved a measure that will give people a second thought before smoking a stick: graphic images of cancer and other dreaded diseases caused by smoking will be included on its packaging.

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Written By Monch Bravante

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