Tobacco  - Harmful Effects

17
Average
3.8
Rating : 12345
Rate This Article : 1 2 3 4 5
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Chemicals and their harmful effects

Health risks: Breathing very high levels of benzene can result in death, while high levels can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, tremors, confusion,

and unconsciousness. The major effect of benzene from chronic (long term) exposure is to the blood. Benzene damages the bone marrow and can cause a decrease in red blood cells leading to
anemia. 

6. Butane : Butanes is a highly flammable, colorless, gas.

Use: It is used as a fuel for cigarette lighters and portable stoves and as propellants in aerosol sprays. 

Health risks: Causes cancer.

7. Cadmium: A relatively rare, soft, bluish-white, toxic transition metal.
Use : used largely in batteries and mainly for pigments, coatings and plating, and as stabilizers for plastics.

Health risk: Inhaling cadmium could lead to respiratory tract and kidney problems, which can be fatal. Compounds containing cadmium are also carcinogenic. 

9. Carbon monoxide : is a colorless, odorless, flammable and highly toxic gas.

Uses: Carbon monoxide and methanol are reacted together using a homogenous rhodium catalyst to form acetic acid. 

Health risks: May cause nausea and vomiting. Inhalation can be very dangerous and fatal.

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.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

simply cigarettes contains nicotine as a base cpd. It is highly soluble in water and basic compound. In avoid smoking, take slightly base cpd.

RAYMONDPHILIP

1] Acetone : Acetone is a colorless mobile flammable liquid Use : It is most commonly used at home as an active ingredient in nail polish removers. It is also used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. Health risk : Swallowing high levels of acetone can result in unconsciousness and damage to the skin in the mouth. 2) Aluminum : Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal Use : Aluminum alloys are a vital element in the manufacture of aircrafts, rockets, automobiles , trucks, railroad cars etc . It is also used for packaging cans and foil. Powdered aluminum is commonly used for silvering in paint. Health risk: Aluminum is found to cause contact dematitis and also evidence of some degree of toxicity is seen if consumed in excessive amounts.

Pinea

Why do we blame people who smoke? Why can't we blame the producers! The manufacturers itself! And the POLITICIANS for allowing cigars, tobacco, cigarettes to be sold by the GOVERNMENT! Damn people!

guest

They sell because people are crazy enough to go buy something that you know has harmful materials in it. You would not even dare to lick arsenic or cyanide...so why inhale it? Get some willpower and don't succumb to the government.

faithey001

i know this is got nothing to do with this but my uncle died of lung cancer and he didn't do anything like smoke to

guest

In oprder to get lung cancer you only need to inhale somebody else smoke from their cigarettes; Secondhand smoke kills at least 3,000 people in the USA everyear.

stanley22

all of us know smoking is dangerous instead of giving suggesion tell people how to get out of that.give such priliminary stages that can be followed by d smoker.......

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

Medindia Health Topics Search

Cancer

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Doctor Search

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store