Essay About Smoking Habits

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Smoking Is a Bad Habit
Project
2012
Introduction

People smoke mostly in the form of cigarette. Some people use even cigar, pipes etc. All these contain dried leaves of tobacco plant. A cigarette or any such thing is made for the purpose of inhaling smoke. It contains a harmful substance 'nicotine'. Tobacco is an agricultural product, grown in the farms. Farmers get good income by growing the tobacco as an agricultural plant. Tobacco is also used in preparation of some medicines. But when tobacco is used just for pleasure, is harmful to life.
Smoking causes many harmful diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and can lead to birth effects. Some people smoke…show more content…

Some of the substances are classified as hard narcotics, like heroin, but the use of these is very limited as they are often not commercially available.
The history of smoking can be dated to as early as 5000 BC, and has been recorded in many different cultures across the world. Early smoking evolved in association with religious ceremonies; as offerings to deities, in cleansing rituals or to allow shamans and priests to alter their minds for purposes of divination or spiritual enlightenment. After the European exploration and conquest of the Americans, the practice of smoking tobacco quickly spread to the rest of the world. In regions like India and Subsaharan Africa, it merged with existing practices of smoking (mostly of cannabis). In Europe, it introduced a new type of social activity and a form of drug intake which previously had been unknown.
Smoking – health risks
You can eat five portions of fruit or veg a day and exercise regularly – but healthy behaviour means little if you continue to smoke.
The message that 'smoking is bad for you' is an old one, so not everyone gives it their full attention. Below we list the health risks of smoking.

Why quit smoking?
Most people know that smoking can cause lung cancer, but it can also cause many other cancers and illnesses.
Smoking directly causes over 100,000 deaths in the UK each year and contributes to many more.
Of these deaths, about 42,800 are from

Smoking

Introduction: We all know that smoking is injurious or bad for health. Yet, young men and women are found puffing a cigarette and throwing out smoke at the company in which they are.

What is smoking?

Smoking refers to the process of burning a substance (tobacco, drugs, etc.) and inhaling the resultant smoke.

The major forms of smoking tobacco includes cigarettes, smoking pipes, cigars, etc. A cigarette is a thin roll of tobacco is rolled in a paper. A smoking pipe is a thin tube used to inhale smoke, produced by burning tobacco in a bowl that is attached to it. A cigar is a tight roll of of tobacco leaves used for smoking.

Causes why people start smoking:

Fun and curiosity: Young people first begin smoking to get fun out of it. There is a curiosity among young adult and teenagers about the taste of a cigarette. Then, the gun takes the shape of a showmanship and in due course of time they find that they have got addicted to smoking and cannot give it up.

They often develop the habit of chain smoking. It sometimes, begins with just a few cigarettes a day, then it becomes a few packets a day and some turn into chain smokers – one out, the other is lighted.

Smoking effects on body

Cigarette smoking is dangerous for human health. Cigarettes contain nicotine, along with tobacco and it is this nicotine which makes one addicted to smoking.

Addictive: Cigarettes contains nicotine and it is highly addictive. It has an intoxicating effect and once a man’s nerves catch this intoxication, the nerves keep on needing it and one feels lethargic and dull without a puff because the nerves are constantly asking for the kick. Smoking is highly addictive.

Very difficult to give up: The habit of smoking, once formed is hard to be given up.

There have been and are many educated professionals whose pen would move only when they are puffing out. Without that puff their mind, as if goes to rest and would not work.

Smoking kills

The worst negative effect of smoking is that it can cause life life-taking disease in human body. People know it, still they go on with it.

Lungs disease: Nicotine is an element which slowly and gradually passes on and gets deposited in the nerves and in the lungs. This gradual deposition causes lung diseases such bronchitis, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis.

Heart attack: Smokers even can have their arteries blocked with nicotine which can cause a heart attack.

Say no to Smoking

Be confident and say ‘no’ to smoking. Stop smoking to save money to stand you in good stead is also a useful motto. Habit of smoking cigarette ends in addiction at last. So, it is the best way of not indulging in smoking is not to smoke the first cigarette. For a socially conscious man, it is not at all a hard job to master sufficient mental strength to turn the cigarette between his lips into the last cigarette of his life because then he can reap some positive harvests of life.

Conclusion

This is, thus, a great menace to health and the upcoming, growing young men must understand the risks involved. They can, well in time learn the lesson and let them not allow themselves to fall a prey to this ‘disease’ – it is really a ‘disease’ which one it catches can aggravate into any proportion.

Life is a gift given by God, let us live it well, let us live it healthily and health is happiness.

Suggested readings:

  1. Smoking (wikipedia)
  2. Tobacco smoking (wikipedia)
  3. Health effects of tobacco (wikipedia)
  4. Smoking in India (wikipedia)

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