People who smoke know about the detrimental effects of tobacco, but they often ignore them. It takes more than a reality check to make them realize that this isn’t a good situation to have. There have been more than enough medical studies that endorse the claim that tobacco is bad for our health. Considering the amount of toxic smoke that typical smokers inhale in their lifetime, it is easy to imagine how their internal organs have been subjected to dangerous substances. It is important for smokers to know in greater detail about their situation. Eventually, their habits will kill them. Nicotine can be considered as the primary substance in tobacco. It makes smoking an addictive and enjoyable experience. With each cigarette, smokers get a small dose of nicotine that can stimulate their brain.
However, chain smokers can get too much nicotine, which will become a depressant in their body and nerve cells will have inhibited signal flow. When it happens in a long period of time nicotine may affect lungs, heart, blood vessels and other internal organs. Other than nicotine, there’s also tar in the cigarette and it’s essentially a combination of different substances. Tar accumulates as a sticky substance on our lungs, this expose the lung tissue with various carcinogenic chemicals that can be really bad in the long run, such as cadmium, benzene, formaldehyde, polonium and others. There are also trace quantity of arsenic, ammonia, cyanide, ethyl furoate, maltitol, lead, nickel, methyl isocyanate, insecticides and others.
Cigarette producers have made various attempts to reduce the overall risks of cigarettes, but this is not enough. As an example, the paper wrapper can be used to modify the amount of nicotine and other substances that are inhaled by smokers. The paper is porous and it ensures that smokers get the same amount of air with each drag, thereby regulating the amount of smoke that’s inhaled. The amount of smoke that’s inhaled can be controlled by the small holes that are drilled onto the paper. Another thing that can help to reduce toxic intake is the use of filter and it was introduced in the 50’s. After we smoke a single cigarette, we may discover that the filter has been discoloured and it stops a fair amount of toxins from entering our respiratory system.
The amount of nicotine, tar and other dangerous substances that enter our system can still be quite substantial. Filters are typically made from cellulose acetate to trap tar and some particles, but they are still unable to block any constituent completely that may do really serious damage to our body. Things can be complicated by the fact that each cigarette brand is different. As an example, the amount of carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar inhaled can be different depending on each brand. It means that a specific brand can be particularly damaging to our body. People who take deeper and longer puffs may also get more serious effects to their health. The best solution is only to stop smoking.