31 May 2013

World No Tobacco Day

Today is the World No Tobacco Day. If you smoke, today is the perfect day to quit. If you do not smoke, today is an excellent day to encourage someone you love to stop smoking. Smoking is not good. The statistics are clear about it and most of the people who die of cancer is because of the negative effects of smoking

Some sources indicate that the "harmful effects of smoking depend on the chemicals contained in the leaf. Mainly there are four:

1. Nicotine: the main component. It produces dependence.

2. Carbon Monoxide: It's a gas that comes from the incomplete combustion of the strand of smoking and any combustion product, starting with the fumes of internal combustion vehicles, whether gasoline or diesel.

3. Irritating gases: Gases that affect the respiratory system.

4. Carcinogen: There have been detected several potential carcinogens such as benzopyrene, which are formed during the combustion of cigarette paper."

Very often, people who smoke do not realize the harm it causes in those who do not smoke. If you smoke because you like and do not intend to quit, please, next time you light a cigarette, make sure there is nobody around. "
Non-smokers who are exposed to second-hand smoke at home or work are thought, due to a wide variety of statistical studies, to increase their heart disease risk by 25–30% and their lung cancer risk by 20–30%. Second-hand smoke has been estimated to cause 38,000 deaths per year, of which 3,400 are deaths from lung cancer in non-smokers.[161] 

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