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Smoking Steps to Help You Break the Habit 1
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 2 More than 400,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are from smoking-related illnesses. Smoking kills an estimated 120,000 people each year in the UK. It is a major cause of illness and premature death – on average, persistent smokers die 10 years younger than non-smokers .
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Tobacco contains over 4,000 chemicals, many of which are harmful. These include: 3 Benzene - solvent used in fuel and chemical manufacture Formaldehyde - highly poisonous, colourless liquid used to preserve dead bodies Ammonia - chemical found in cleaning fluids. Used in cigarettes to increase the delivery of nicotine Hydrogen cyanide - poisonous gas used in the manufacture of plastics, dyes, and pesticides. Often used as a fumigant to kill rats Cadmium - extremely poisonous metal found in batteries Acetone - solvent found in nail polish remover Arsenic - ingredient in rat poison
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The three main components of inhaled smoke are : Nicotine Carbon monoxide Tar all of which can cause disease. 4
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It is absorbed into the bloodstream and effects the brain within 10 seconds. If you are a regular smoker, when the blood level of nicotine falls, you usually develop withdrawal symptoms such as craving, anxiety, restlessness, headaches, irritability, hunger, difficulty with concentration, or just feeling awful. These symptoms are relieved by the next cigarette. So, most smokers need to smoke regularly to feel 'normal', and to prevent withdrawal symptoms. 5
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Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas found in car fumes, which reduces the amount of oxygen carried in the blood. Oxygen is vital for the body’s organs to function efficiently. The reduction in oxygen changes the consistency of the blood, making it thicker and putting the heart under increased strain as it pumps blood around the body. 6
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course PUBLIC 123 taught by Professor 1 during the Spring '12 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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