Why Cigarette Smoking is Injurious to Health

Before you get down to the fact of, why cigarette smoking is injurious to health, you must understand what a cigarette is. What are cigarettes made of?

People generally know that cigarette smoking is injurious to health. Even those who smoke do know that.

Still, the urge for a smoke is too strong for a smoker and he never bothers to find out why cigarette smoking is injurious to health.

Massive destruction of human life through the use of cigarettes had compelled the scientists to find the truth behind the killer smoke.

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Before you get down to the fact of, why cigarette smoking is injurious to health, you must understand what is a cigarette? What cigarettes are made of? What are the harmful ingredients packed in a cigarette pipe? And finally, how do those harmful ingredients affect your health?

A cigarette is primarily made of tobacco, a substance which may not be very harmful on its own. Dry tobacco is filled in the cigarette foil that contains a filter at the bottom. A second ingredient called nicotine is grind-ed with tobacco which along with tobacco becomes a deadly combination.

A normal human body requires more than 50milligrams of vitamin C daily to remain healthy, now, when you smoke, each cigarette wipes out around 25 milligrams of vitamin C. In affect, two cigarettes a day wipe out the entire vitamin C from your body.

How the loss of vitamin C does affect your body? Vitamin C is the most important ingredient in a human body. Vitamin C tears down poison, and any kinds of bacterial attack. Vitamin C is also instrumental in building bones, blood vessels and tissues in your body.

Vitamin C helps you to resist fatigue, and probably that’s the reason why smokers get tired easily, as the cigarettes reduces the vitamin C content which makes them tired.

Excessive smoking also results in loss of good skin texture; the loss of vitamin C destroys the skin tissues. Effectively, cigarette smoking makes you vulnerable against diseases, makes you weak and results in a loss of strength and fighting skills.

Smoking cigarettes is very bad for your health. However, if you are unable to resist smoking, there’s a remedy for you.

Have a good intake of vitamin C in your body. For each cigarette you smoke, you should take 25 milligrams of vitamin C tablets from a pharmacy. You can choose to compensate your loss of vitamin C by eating natural food that contains vitamin C. Fruits and vegetables such as oranges, lemon, cabbage; grapes and strawberries have a good content of vitamin C.

Remember, your effort to compensate the loss of vitamin C through smoking, would never eradicate the long term harms of smoking. Therefore you are advised to quit smoking for the better.







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  1. I’m three days into giving it up (again!)

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