Smoking is done all over the world. It is a very popular habit. Non-smokers that come in contact with smoker can get the same diseases that a smoker can get. Repeated use can kill somebody.
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Cigarette tobacco contains harmful chemicals. Some of the chemicals are not only tar and nicotine but also Carbon Monoxide and Nitrous Oxide. These substances when inhaled land up in the lungs of the person. The first sign of a smoking problem is the smoker having to grasp for air. Smoking is harmful even if youíre a non-smoker. Then comes a cough and the spitting up of phlegm from their lungs. Then they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Then the smoker progresses to smoking even more. He/She progresses to about 6 packs of cigarettes a day, which are 120 cigarettes. The habit really gets to them when they canít find enough money to support their daily habit. The person with this habit cannot afford good cigarettes. So they smoke what is called generic cigarettes that are more harmful than regular cigarettes such as Marlboroís and Pall Mallís.
As the habit/disease progresses the craving becomes harder to get rid of. Doctorís canít do anything to alleviate a smokerís habit/craving. There is nothing a doctor can do to help a person towards stopping smoking. They can only give them such drugs as nicorrete chewing gum that helps to alleviate some of the tobacco craving. It usually takes just will power on the part of the person to quite. All of the drugs to alleviate smoking cannot be taken by people with heart or lung problems.
Finally some people kick the habit and others donít. Those that kick the habit in the future cannot stand the smell of tobacco smoke. There should be laws passed banning smoking. This would help the public become more aware of smoking and the problems that it causes.
Written: June 30, 2006
Word Count: 327 words