Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is cigarette smoking addictive?

Yes. Nicotine, a drug naturally present in tobacco, causes addiction to tobacco products. Once the smoke is inhaled, nicotine is quickly absorbed in the bloodstream, and reaches the brain within 10 seconds and causes addiction similar to drugs like heroin and cocaine.

2. Does giving up smoking lower the risk of cancer?

Yes. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing cancer. However, it takes several years after quitting for the cancer risk to start declining. For people who already have cancer, giving up smoking reduces the risk of developing a second cancer.

3. Can the use of filters reduce the risk of cancer?

A filter makes very little difference to the levels of chemicals in smoke. Filters may stop smokers from inhaling some of the solid particles, but they do not block out the many toxic gases (hydrogen cyanide, ammonia and carbon monoxide) in inhaled smoke. Filters are also of no use to reduce the ill effects of side stream smoke (smoke from the burning end of the cigarette).


@Guest Friday, March 17, 2017

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mrazaabbas Monday, January 30, 2012

Well, it is very latest information for me to get to know about such a dangerous cancers which are caused just by smoking, i am now abiding smoking. stop smoking shot

prosmokestore Saturday, December 31, 2011

Smoking is so bad and dangerous that no one can explain.It is injurious to health,body,internal parts of body and Life. vapor cigarette

Lawrence98 Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Smoking can affect various parts of the body. First of all, cigarettes contain carcinogens, which are substances that cause cancer. The cancer that cigarettes are going to lead to is most very likely lung cancer. The organs that are going to be affected are for sure lungs. Lung cancer contains a process known as metastasis, which will spread the effect to other parts of the body. Hi, I am 13 years old and I really enjoy medical studies.

towercam Friday, January 21, 2011

Why is your/the page - about the contents of a cigarette even up? It's a waste of time. People are searching for the WHOLE THING, not just some micro entry! Phooey. Thanks for the waste of time. Lay it all out! The full and complete list of ALL the dangerous poisonous stuff or at least give a link to a page that DOES have it all. At this time, your page of cigarette contents is a pretender, an anemic version of what most are looking for.

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