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.
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:
► Carbon monoxide
► Hydrogen cyanide
► Sulphuric acid
► Geranic acid
Latest Publications and Research on Cigarette Smoking - A Silent KillerNicotine induces endothelial dysfunction and promotes atherosclerosis via GTPCH1. - Published by PubMed
Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor with cigarette smoke on lung function and inflammation in mice. - Published by PubMed
Relationship of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption to incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus in the Black Women's Health Study. - Published by PubMed
Association between cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus using two different smoking stratifications in 145,040 Korean individuals; self-reported questionnaire and urine cotinine level. - Published by PubMed
Cigarette Smoke-Induced Pulmonary Inflammation Becomes Systemic by Circulating Extracellular Vesicles Containing Wnt5a and Inflammatory Cytokines. - Published by PubMed