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Depending on the circumstances and the amount consumed, nicotine on cigarettes can act as either a stimulant or tranquilizer.

SMOKING's EFFECT to BODY

* smoking gives energy and stimulates mental activity * smoking relieves anxiety and relaxes the body but then there would always be a negative effect. Nicotine on Cigarettes could increase the rate of Heart disease. When a person smokes, he or she is ingesting a lot more than nicotine they also ingest tar and carbon monoxide which are in the cigarette pipe. Tar is a sticky substance that forms into deposits in the lungs, causing lung cancer and other respiratory distress. Carbon monoxide limits the amount of oxygen that the red blood cells can convey throughout your body. Also, it may damage the inner walls of the arteries, which allows fat to build up in them.

Besides tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke contains 4,000 different chemicals. More than 200 of these chemicals are known be toxic. Nonsmokers who are exposed to tobacco smoke also take in these toxic chemicals. They inhale the smoke exhaled by the smoker as well as the more toxic sidestream smoke-the smoke from the end of the burning cigarette, cigar, or pipe.

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Some of Smoking's Drawbacks to the LungsEvery teen knows that you inhale and exhale in order to breathe. Fewer teens know that this involves lung elasticity. When you inhale, your lungs expand. When you exhale, it's the elasticity of your lungs that helps the lungs deflate again.

When you smoke, the tar contained in cigarettes (Yes, cigarettes contain tar, among a whole lot of other disgusting components) damages the elastic tissues, making exhalation much more difficult. This condition is called emphysema.

Another effect is carcinogen deposits in the lungs. After a while of smoking, the tar inhaled leads to cell degeneration. This tar is carcinogenic, and as it builds up, it causes tumors to form, which leads to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a terrible disease, and it is very fatal.

Now, there are many more negative side effects of smoking, but these two, in my opinion, are the worst. A few more diseases caused by smoking are Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis.

How long will this take?You may be wondering, how long does it take for all these nasty things to happen? Well, the damage starts the moment you begin to smoke. However, it takes around from 6 months to 1 year for serious lung diseases to be contracted. If that seems like a long time to you, let me assure you that it isn't. Smoking is terrible, and there are literally zero benefits. Short term and long term.
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