Quit Smoking and Improve Other People’s Health

Nowadays, smoking is considered a major epidemic because of the ill-effects it brings to millions of people who use tobacco. Smoking affects many parts of the body and may contribute to the development of many ailments including cancer, respiratory ailments, and cardiovascular diseases. Smokers are also more likely to develop hardening of the arteries, bronchitis, shortness of breath, or emphysema. In addition, smokers are twice as likely to experience heart attack compared to a non-smoker. Because of these health effects many health drives are focused on the need to quit smoking. However, despite the ill-effects of smoking many individuals are still engaged in this dreaded habit. In 2005, more than 20% of adults in the United States smoke, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP). While smoking rates among high school students have been on a decline since 1997, the rate of teenagers who smoke is equal to, and in some cases, higher than that of adults. The younger that a person starts smoking, the more likely will that person become a smoker as an adult. Studies show that smoking addiction immediately takes place after an individual tries smoking. This addiction is traced to nicotine, one of the active component of cigarettes. When people smoke, nicotine enters the body along with other chemicals and heads to the brain. As these…

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