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Smoking Cigarettes

Pros and Cons of cigarette smoking.
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Haley Trindle

on 5 December 2012

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Transcript of Smoking Cigarettes

cancer death odor dirty addiction Can you please
not smoke around me?
It is harmful to me. For unknown reasons right now, smoking lowers the risk of Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's Disease:
a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. Since Nicotine increases basal metabolic rate, more calories are burned. A smoker who smokes 20 cigarettes a day, burns about 200 calories more each day than a non-smoker. Smoking helps the heart drug clopidogrel work better.
Clopidogrel is a drug used to inhibit blood clots for those patients suffering from coronary artery disease and other circulatory diseases leading to strokes and heart attacks. Risk of death is lowered by smoking, but with some heart attacks. "Compared with non-smokers, smokers who have had heart attacks seem to have lower mortality rates and more favorable responses to two kinds of therapy to remove plaque from their arteries: fibrinolytic therapy, which is basically medication; and angioplasty, which removes the plaque by inserting balloons or stents into the arteries." Smoking lowers the risk of obesity. Nicotine itself acts as both a stimulant and appetite suppressant; and the act of smoking triggers behavior modification that prompts smokers to snack less. Smoking lowers the risk of knee-replacement surgery. "...Men who smoke had less risk of undergoing total joint replacement surgery than those who never smoked... Nicotine in tobacco helps prevent cartilage and joint deterioration" Pro Pete Con Conner When ritual smoking is stopped, the lack of nicotine causes withdrawals, and in turn, causing behavioral changes occur. Smokers will become depressed, irritated, impatient, hostile, and restless, just to name a few. Smoking can have a serious effect on financial situations.
"...the habit could cost as much as $1,600 a year, and that's on the low end of the spectrum."
Cigarette packs can cost as much as $9. Smoking is the leading cause of death in the United States that is highly preventable.
Out of 2.4 million of Americans who die every year, smoking is the cause of 440,000 of those deaths, which is about 18%. Smoking increases your blood pressure, which can increase your chances of cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis- the blocking of arteries, preventing blood flow to the heart and body.
It is also the usual cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease. Smoking causes lung cancer. About 90% of
lung cancers
are from
smoking. Men who smoke
are about 23 times
more likely to develop
lung cancer and
women who smoke are
about 13 times more likely. Smoking causes short breath in everyday routine activities.
Smokers develop a smoker's cough due to the abnormal thickening of the membranes lining the throat.
A smoker's skin is more likely to wrinkle sooner
because of the decrease in blood flow. Smoking's cons are far more serious than the pros. Fun Facts!
(not really fun though) Smoking related-diseases kill one in 10 adults globally, or cause four million deaths.
Every eight seconds, someone dies from tobacco use.
About 12 times more British people have died from smoking than from World War II.
Among young teens (aged 13 to 15), about one in five smokes worldwide.
About a quarter of youth alive in the Western Pacific Region will die from smoking. Works Cited Gromisch, Elizabeth S. "Does Smoking Affect Your Brain?"
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N.p., 15 Mar. 2011. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.livestrong.com/article/30789-pros-cons-smoking/>.
"Smoking Cessation - WHAT SMOKING DOES TO YOUR BODY."
Smoking Cessation - WHAT SMOKING DOES TO YOUR BODY. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.smoking-cessation.org/content/healthissues.asp>.
Susan. "SilkQuit." But I Don't Want to Gain Weight! N.p., n.d. Web. 29
Nov. 2012. <http://www.silkquit.org/stop-smoking/as3faq/i-dont-want-to-gain-weight.aspx>.
Wanjek, Christopher. "5 Health Benefits of Smoking."
LiveScience.com. N.p., 19 July 2011. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.livescience.com/15115-5-health-benefits-smoking-disease.html>. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Smoking Cessation Organization About.com livestrong.com livestrong.com livestrong.com empowher.com livescience.com livescience.com livescience.com livescience.com silkquit.org livescience.com Smoking is not healthy, sanitary, or pleasant. It may have pros to it, but the cons have significantly worse long term effects than the pros do. I am against smoking. It is not a good habit. It does not promote well-being. It is frowned upon in millions of places. Losing weight is not worth dying of lung cancer. Burning calories faster is not worth being broke.
Feeling alert and focused is not worth heart attacks.
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