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Smoking Can Kill People

Why smoking can kill you? Carbon monoxide is an ingredients of car exhaust fume.

Carbon monoxide- some of us heard the name and we know it’s deadly. Like all poisons, there’s a specific biological reason why this gas kills. Carbon monoxide  bonds to the hemoglobin molecules in blood. When this happens, the hemoglobin can’t carry oxygen to body tissues. Death within minutes.

Carbon monoxide is an ingredient of car exhaust fumes. Most people know not to run a car engine in a closed garage. But some people willingly to introduce CO into their bodies many times a day. That’s because it’s also an ingredients of tobacco smoke. It’s one reason why chronic smokers experience narrowing of the blood vessels, a weakened heart, and impaired skill and coordination.

Tobacco smoke contains 4,000 different compounds. Chief among them is nicotine. C10 H10 N2. Extracted from tobacco,nicotine is used as a insecticide to kill bugs. In small amounts absorbed from the cigarette (about 1 milligram) it stimulates the nerves and speeds up the heartbeat.  It changes the chemistry of the brain,producing a feeling of heightened awareness and well-being.  The smoker feels these effect with in 10 to 15 seconds-that’s how quickly nicotine reaches the brain.

But  doesn’t stay in the body long. Within an hour, half of it ha been broken down by chemical reactions in the liver and lungs. So the smoker light another cigarette. nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known, and people who take up smoking find it very difficult to stop.

Other chemical in cigarette smoke affect the throat, mouth and specially the lungs. They change the chemistry of living cells, some of them affect the genes that control cell division. When that happens, cells grow and reproduce out of control. and that’s we called cancer. Nine of the chemicals in cigarette smoke have been proven to cause cancer, and eighth other probably cause it. Smoking causes nearly 90% of lungs cancer deaths in America.

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  1. Good job on the research rubie. It really helps to know these things since smoking is really a bad habit that is so hard to break. Buti nalang tumigil na si hubby. Maybe you can write something about breaking the smoking habit as a follow up. Suggestion lang naman.

  2. thanks likha im actually searching for that, maybe tomorrow hopefully ma tapos ko, may mga kids kasi not easy,,,

  3. good thing I don’t smoke…Informative share here :)

  4. True enough! Good thing I already quit smoking ’cause my hubby doesn’t smoke at all. Thanks for sharing this Rubielee!

  5. You are correct.

  6. Now, you are learning some of the ins an outs of the trade. Another suggestion, Why not do an article about second-hand smoking.

  7. Good thing my Dad already quit smoking for almost 3 years now. I’m happy about that! Thanks for this share Ate Rubi…

  8. @paps thinking of it,
    @ed welcome

  9. hehehe . .soon you will be known dahil sa mga articles mo.

  10. Smoking almost killed my Father. It was a good thing that he was given another chance to live.;)

    Very helpful article.:)

  11. ^^ thanks joan,

  12. very helpful article.. check your title on ftd though. theres a typo error I think in your signature.=D

  13. a useful share rubie… keep it up…:-]

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