Some of the benefits of smoking

You know cigarettes? Yes.. A cigarette (French: “small cigar“, from cigare + -ette) is a small roll of finely cut tobacco leaves wrapped in a cylinder of thin paper for smoking. The cigarette is ignited at one end and allowed to smoulder; its smoke is inhaled from the other end, which is held in or to the mouth and in some cases a cigarette holder may be used as well. Most modern manufactured cigarettes are filtered and include reconstituted tobacco and other additives.

Nicotine, the primary psychoactive chemical in tobacco and therefore cigarettes, is believed to be psychologically addictive, although it does not engender a physiological dependency (e.g. discontinuation does not evoke somatic withdrawal syndromes as do drugs such as alcohol or opioids). Statistically each cigarette smoked shortens the user’s lifespan by 11 minutes. About half of cigarette smokers die of tobacco-related disease and lose on average 14 years of life. Cigarette use by pregnant women has also been shown to cause birth defects, including mental and physical disabilities. Secondhand smoke from cigarettes has been shown to be injurious to bystanders, which has led to legislation that has banned their smoking in many workplaces and public areas. New research has shown that thirdhand smoke, which are caused when tobacco traces are transmitted through a secondhand smoker to a third person, increases the probability of lung-related diseases. Cigarettes are the most frequent source of fires in private homes, which has prompted the European Union and the United States to ban cigarettes that are not fire standard compliant by 2011.

Nicotine, the primary psychoactive chemical in cigarettes, is addictive. Cigarette use by pregnant women has also been shown to cause birth defects (which include mental and physical disability). On average, each cigarette smoked shortens lifespan by 11 minutes and half of smokers die early of tobacco-related disease and lose, on average, 14 years of life. Some of the mineral apatite in Florida used to produce phosphate for U.S.A. tobacco crops contains uranium, radium, lead 210 and polonium 210 and radon. The radioactive smoke from tobacco fertilized this way is deposited in lungs and releases radiation even if a smoker quits the habit. The combination of carcinogenic tar and radiation in a sensitive organ such as lungs increases the risk of cancer. If the smoker also breathes in the asbestos fibers which commonly occur in urban and industrial environments, the risk of cancer is greatly increased.

Some cigarettes contain other substances known to have adverse effects on bone and skin. You may be surprised to find the name of some chemicals in cigarette smoke. Some of them are as follows:
1. Cyanide is a chemical compound containing the cyano group.
2. Benzene is also known as benzol are organic chemical compounds are flammable and colorless liquid.
3. Cadmium is a highly toxic metal and radioactive batteries found.
4. Methanol (wood alcohol) is the simplest alcohol, also known as methyl alcohol.
5. Acetylene (fuel used in welding torches) is an unsaturated chemical compound which is also the simplest alkyne hydrocarbon.
6. Ammonia is found everywhere in the environment but are very toxic in combination with certain elements.
7. Formaldehyde is a highly toxic liquid used to preserve dead bodies.
8. Hydrogen cyanide is a poison that is used as a fumigant to kill ants. This substance is also used as a substance maker of plastics and pesticides.
9. Arsenic is that the material in rat poison.

Well.. of data and facts on whether we still expect to benefit from smoking? Perhaps the answer is no, but unfortunately I’m also active smokers, so stay away from smoking, especially if close to the people we love. And perhaps the title above is wrong.

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