About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Cigarette Smoking A Silent Killer

Last Updated on Aug 18, 2016
Font : A-A+

About

Are we aware of what we inhale while smoking?

Smoking is responsible for a large number of deaths every year across the world. Its an addiction, which is extremely difficult to quit. This is why many smokers, despite being aware of its ill-effects, are not able to kick the bad habit.

Advertisement

Tobacco consumption in any form, be it cigarette smoking or gutka-chewing, is a part of daily life for many users. However, they ought to know what really goes on at the molecular level while smoking or chewing tobacco. The smoke that enters the lungs through the tobacco rod of a cigarette is made of tiny particles mixed with gases. One cigarette and one beedi contains about 4000 chemicals, 51 of which are carcinogenic.

Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Nicotine is an addictive agent that makes a person a slave to tobacco. Its a strong poisonous drug, the main ingredient found in insecticides or bug sprays. If taken in its purest form, just a drop of it can kill a person. Tar is the oily residue produced when tobacco passes through the filter of a cigarette. When a smoker inhales smoke, a lot of tar sticks to the lungs and blackens them. Another chemical in cigarettes is carbon monoxide - a very poisonous gas and this gas is found in the exhausts of a car. This interferes with our respiratory system and circulatory system (consisting of heart, arteries, and veins).

Some of the most prominent chemicals found in cigarettes are:

Advertisement
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Nicotine
  • Tar
  • Arsenic
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen cyanide
  • Cyanide
  • Acetone
  • Butane
  • DDT
  • Formaldehyde
  • Sulphuric acid
  • Cadmium
  • Freon
  • Geranic acid
  • Methoprene
  • Maltitol

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Shivani Nayar. (2016, August 18). Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer-Facts, Passive Smoking & How to Quit. Medindia. Retrieved on Dec 04, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/cigarette-smoking-a-silent-killer.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Shivani Nayar. "Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer-Facts, Passive Smoking & How to Quit". Medindia. Dec 04, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/cigarette-smoking-a-silent-killer.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Shivani Nayar. "Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer-Facts, Passive Smoking & How to Quit". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/cigarette-smoking-a-silent-killer.htm. (accessed Dec 04, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Shivani Nayar. 2021. Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer-Facts, Passive Smoking & How to Quit. Medindia, viewed Dec 04, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/cigarette-smoking-a-silent-killer.htm.

Latest Publications and Research on Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

notard

Bolocks - you have NO effective or near realistic proof of this at all! - if you even think you do - go on!!! I dare you to be the idiot ranting any ole stats, just coz there is a gang of you dont make it right - try actually thinking! Show some real stuff - Hey, it stinks, on a personal level and passive. But dont be full of BS!!

ennairam_23

Cigarette smoking is really dangerous to everyone's health. Whether you're the smoker or just an innocent bystander inhaling the smoke, you can be killed because of the cigarette.

Advertisement
Recommended Reading
Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
    World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
    Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Blood - Sugar Chart Iron Intake Calculator Post-Nasal Drip Vent Forte (Theophylline) Find a Hospital Drug Side Effects Calculator Color Blindness Calculator Hearing Loss Calculator
    This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close