Effects of Smoking in Modern World
Smoking is a common leading problem in today’s society that starts for many reasons. The appalling habit may start because of curiosity, peer pressure, stress, personal issues, and so forth. “Smoking is bad for you” is an old, ignored message, so everyone refuses to give it his or her full attention.Tobacco use usually begins in early adolescence, where those who begin smoking at an early age are more likely to acquire severe nicotine addiction than those who may start later. As with any other addictions, it is difficult to give up smoking, and without help most fail in spite of trying several times.
And even after stopping successfully, most sink back into the habit only after 2 or 3 months. Like heroin and other addictive drugs, the body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine that a person needs it just to feel normal. Nicotine is a psychoactive drug that has calming effects, especially at times of stress, as well as effect on hormonal and other systems throughout the body. Inhaling tobacco smoke is the quickest, most efficient way to get nicotine to the brain. It stimulates and focuses the mind at the same time that it satisfies. Each year, smoking kills more than 2.5 million people.
Whether the smoking caused cancer, emphysema, or heart disease, one in every five persons have died or shorten the life of them for up to 10 years or more in the United States. Smoking is responsible for 30 percent of all heart attacks and cardiovascular disease while leading 87 percent of lung cancer deaths. In addition, smoking causes diseases and conditions that are not always as fatal but the often cause suffering and are sources of personal concern. For example, women who smoke may experience an earlier menopause or damage to their unborn child, if pregnant, while effects on elastic tissues cause wrinkling of the skin to the face. The reasons for smoking are an unlimited factor that causes pain not only to themselves but also to the others that surround them.
Passive smoking, more commonly called second hand smoking, is the “side stream” smoke that comes off a cigarette between puffs that carry a higher risk than directly inhaled smoke. 4000 chemicals make up one cigarette alone and also have over 100 poisons that are known to be carcinogenic. When the poisons are taking in, they are, at the same time polluting the environment. In conclusion, the causes and effect of smoking, such as being harmful, deadly, and addicting overpower the fact that people neglect to listen to the old saying and even though “smoking is bad for you”, it may cause so much more.