In 1990, 72 million bottles of a popular mineral water were voluntarily recalled because of small traces of benzene. The smoke from one pack of unfiltered cigarettes has as much benzene as 169 bottles of the contaminated water. Main points What's in a cigarette? What's are the effects What's a smoking addiction What's in a cigarette? In a cigarette there are many bad substances. Some of them that are listed behind me are: Carbon monoxide, Nitrogen oxides Hydrogen cyanide, Ammonia, Nicotine, Tar, and many other toxic irritants. Tobacco smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles made up of water, tar and nicotine. The tar is a mixture of hundreds of toxic chemicals, many of which are known to cause cancer.

The high temperature from the burning end of a cigarette is like a miniature chemical factory. It puts out many more chemicals than are found in tobacco that has not been lit. Altogether more than 4, 000 chemical compounds have been identified in tobacco smoke. The chemicals that cause cancer are mainly in the tar. Tar, together with some of the irritant gases, may also be partly responsible for chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Nitrogen oxides are suspected, but the main agents responsible are not yet known.

Neither nicotine nor carbon monoxide causes cancer, but they probably work together as causes of the heart diseases associated with smoking. What is an addiction? A smoking addiction means a person has formed an uncontrollable dependence on cigarettes to the point where stopping smoking would cause severe emotional, mental, or physical reactions. Everyone knows that smoking is harmful and addictive, but only a few people realize just how dangerous it can be and how addictive it is. Chances are that about one in three smokers who do not stop will eventually die because of their smoking. On average, they will die 10 to 15 years earlier than they would have died from other causes. Most smokers' want to stop and do try, but only one in three people try to stop permanently before age 60.

By this time there body has been deteriorating. The reason why so many people fail to stop is because they are addicted. Nicotine is the drug in tobacco that causes addiction. It is absorbed and enters the bloodstream, through the lungs when smoke is inhaled, and through the lining of the mouth. Nicotine is drug that affects the activity of the brain. It also has a relaxing effect, especially at times of stress.

In Galatians 6: 7 it says "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sow eth, that shall he also reap " What are the effects? Some of the effects from smoking are shortness of breath, coughs, yellow stains on fingers and teeth. Smokers have more colds and flu than non-smokers. Most of you have heard of smokers cough smokers cough is a chronic cough that can tear away at a smoker's body. One of the worst effects from smoking causes cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, lung and bladder. In 2003, 57, 400 new cases of bladder cancer were diagnosed and an estimated 12, 500 died from the disease. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing mouth cancers.

2 nd Hand Smoke Second smoke is the smoke breathed out by smokers and the smoke from the burning end of a cigarette. Why should you worry about secondhand smoke? It causes about 3, 000 deaths each year from lung cancer in people who don't even smoke. Secondhand Smoke may also be the cause of chest pain and may affect the heart. It also affects children the worst because if they breath second hand smoke they are most likely to suffer from pneumonia, bronchitis, and other lung diseases.

That is why that smoking should be stopped it hurts people that have no clue that it is hurting them and its hurting others that don't even smoke I hope you make the right choice when someone asks if you want to smoke.