Tobacco is dangerous to your health. There is no other way to preserve your health through cigarette smoking but to quit the habit. There are thousands of chemicals in cigarette smoke, which harm the body. These include nicotine, tar, carbon monoxide, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, arsenic, formaldehyde, and DDT. Many of these chemicals are poisonous and about 69 are linked to cancer.
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This chemical is highly addictive and habit-forming. This makes it difficult for chainsmokers to quit. In fact, withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, moodiness, and sleeping problems are common among those who attempt to stay off cigarettes.
While smoking can increase your risk of a variety of problems over several years, some of the bodily effects are immediate (see photo below).
Learn more about the effects of smoking on the body.
- Central nervous system
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Integumentary system (skin, hair, and nails)
- Digestive system
- Sexuality and reproductive system
Quitting is possible. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that smoking is the most common "preventable cause of death" in the United States.
Get help. Visit http://www.quitnow.gov.au to start your journey to cigarette-free healthy living!