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Tobacco one of the most popular drugs Copy and WIN

Aug 10th 2015 at 3:32 AM

The slogan this year is: "Smoking kills - do not be fooled." Despite the $ 6 billion spent annually by tobacco companies to convince us of the benefits of smoking, the reality is that smoking kills in the real sense. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemicals, of which over 300 are toxic to human’s nicotine, arsenic, radon, cyanide, phenol, DDT, asbestos, benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, etc.) And other 43 are carcinogenic.

Most toxic compounds are nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide. Nicotine stimulates the release of catecholamine’s heart that increases blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen demand of the heart. Also, nicotine stimulates the nervous system by binding to central cholinergic receptors after 7 seconds of inhalation. This activates neuro-humoral pathways and causes the release of hormones and neurotransmitters. This explains the euphoric effects of nicotine addiction and installation.

Tars in tobacco smoke are carcinogenic. Carbon monoxide decreases the oxygen carrying capacity and promotes atherosclerosis. It is estimated that smoking of a single cigarette shortens life by 7 minutes, and the smoking a pack of cigarettes per day shortens life with 140 minutes / day, 51,100 minutes / year or 35.5 days / year. This means that smokers have less years 11 months! According to the latest studies, the mortality rate among smokers is 2-3 times higher than in non-smokers in all age groups. This means that half of smokers will eventually die as a result of smoking.

If current trends persist related to smoking, approximately 500 million people living today, ie approx. 9% of the world population will die as a result of tobacco use. About half of tobacco-related deaths occur between 35-69 years, making smoking the leading cause of premature death in civilized countries. Many of those who die from smoking or smoke more cigarettes a day, but most adolescent smokers. Smokers suffer past 30 years 5 times more heart attacks than non-smokers. In fact myocardial infarction is the main way smoking kills young. it is estimated that smoking is responsible for about 75% of infarctions that occur in smokers under the age of 50 years.

But the effects of smoking do not stop there. Smoking causes about. 30% of cancer deaths. On average, about 90-95% of lung cancer deaths in men and 70-75% in women are due to smoking. Smoking causes other cancers: of trachea, bronchus, larynx, oral cavity, lips, tongue, mouth, pharynx, esophagus, pancreas, bladder, kidney, stomach and cervix. Someone had the curiosity of alphabetized names smoking related diseases. The result was surprising: for each letter of the alphabet have at least one disease.

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