What exactly are the effects of smoking besides addiction and ultimately death? The reason is what the cigarette is made of, the leaves of the tobacco plant are picked, dried, chopped up, and rolled into paper tubes containing nicotine.
Smoking causes more diseases that have ever been investigated in biomedical research. People who smoke contract heart disease, stroke, lung disease, emphysema, impotence, asthma and a wide variety of other diseases. The tubes are then stuck into the mouth, lit, and the poison-laden smoke is taken into the lungs.
Smoking cigarettes causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. It is not definitely known why, but it is likely that nicotine affects the parts of the brain called pleasure centers.
These are very small areas that are active during pleasant sensations.
Herein starts the vicious cycle of need and craving known as addiction.
Lung cancer alone causes 27% of the deaths in smokers.You may have noticed that you are not allowed to smoke in public places, no matter where you live.In fact, your local or city government probably passed a public smoking ban.In the 1930’s and 1940’s the people were told that smoking was good for you and that cigarettes wouldn’t harm you.After many generations of smoking because of that false allegation leads to more and more people smoking.The body also develops a tolerance to the nicotine.This requires more of it to reach the same levels of satisfaction or pleasure.Generally speaking there is no one real reason that causes people to smoke.There are actually more than a few reasons that scientists believe is the cause for smoking.Heart disease causes about 24% of the deaths from smoking, emphysema causes about 23% of the deaths in smokers and the remaining 26% is caused by a variety of other diseases.Smoking is the most dangerous, physiologically damaging substances used by man.