The detrimental effect of cigarette smoke on the lungs has been known and documented for over a hundred years… yet some people continue to do it.
Smoking deposits harmful and obstructive tar in the lungs as well as chemicals like carbon monoxide that inhibit mechanical lung function and contribute to the development of big, big problems like emphysema and cancer. Smoking is bad for your health and it’s bad for everyone around you.
Smoking tobacco is extremely dangerous for both the smoker and unfortunately the “passive” non-smoker. It is claimed that there are over 4,000 substances in tobacco smoke, of which over 50 have been identified as carcinogens, and many others have proven to cause cancer in animals, but are still to be tested in humans.
Smoking kills body cells and is also a major depressant that not only brings you down physically but also mentally.
Tobacco smoke has been classified as a Group 3 carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indicating that it can cause cancer in humans.
Did you know that if you smoke 1 pack of cigarettes every day for a year you will deposit 1 litre of tar in your lungs. UGH !
While the lethal effects of cigarette smoking have long been known, a new study, published yesterday in the British Medical Journal, is the first to quantify the damage over the lifetime of a generation. The effects, the researchers reported, were "much larger than had previously been suspected." His stark conclusion: “A life of cigarette smoker will be, on average, 10 years shorter than a life without it”.
As smoking has a very serious effect on smokers and passive non smokers we have a comprehensive section covering these issues on our web site.
Your Assessment – If you are a smoker and you are serious about living a long and healthy life then there is only one choice – Give up NOW and live an extra 10 years.
Take care and be positive and grateful for everything in your life.
With love and caring.