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Smoking Harms Your Health

Jul 10, 2008
You'd have to go all the way back to the sixties to find the date when the Surgeon General announced smoking was a leading cause to health problems. Since then though smoking has become very popular and it's a leading cause of death in many countries. Every single year people die from smoking and the diseases which are formed from smoking, the number is actually astronomical and reaches well into the hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

When you choose to smoke you choose to inhale tons of chemicals and other things into your body with the worst two things being tar and carbon monoxide. Tar is what makes smokers lungs go black and it's very unhealthy and leads to cancer very often. There are many forms of cancer you can inherit from smoking cigarettes including mouth cancer and lung cancer among others.

You'll begin to become very lethargic after smoking for years and usually if you begin smoking as a teenager when you hit thirty or forty you can no longer do things that involve running. You lose most of your stamina from being a smoker and also have trouble with losing your breathe quickly and not being able to catch your breathe back.

Heart disease is the number one killer when it comes to smoking and one in every five heart disease deaths leads straight back to smoking and that number becomes worse when you only account young people. All of the movies portray smoking to be fine and man y of the beloved celebrities are smoking in recent films. This has lead to more teenagers taking up smoking as a hobby thinking it's cool. In all seriousness though smoking is one of the worst ways to diminish your health at a fast rate and is far from the cool thing to do. Unless having cancer at age thirty is cool nowadays then I can't see how anyone could imagine smoking to be cool. The lack of maturity in teenagers and peer pressure is what leads them to begin smoking, and they typically don't realize how addicting smoking is.

Smoking is one of the most addicting things on the planet and once you begin smoking it's very hard to quit. People have tried hundreds of different quit smoking products and although there is success with the programs you need to be willing and ready to quit smoking before they will work. Simply using a product hoping it will lower your smoke intake is false use of the product and won't result in you quitting.

Every year smoking deaths rise and more people become a number rather then do something about their health. If you smoke you need to quit as soon as possible, the longer you smoke and the older you are the less likely you'll be able to quit and also the more likely chance of you already have ruined your health to the point of no return. Quitting at any age is better then not quitting though and it should help shave some years back onto your life if you can successfully quit smoking.
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