Effects of Tobacco

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Effects of Tobacco

TobaccoTobacco is usually identified as a brown, cut up leaf.It is primarily grown as an agricultural crop.

Effects of Tobacco

Forms of TobaccoTobacco can be chewed, smoked, or inhaled. Primarily tobacco is smoked in the form of cigarettes, pipes, or cigars. However, tobacco users also use smokeless tobacco which can be chewed or inhaled as snuff.

FactSmoking tobacco can harm nearly every organ in the body. It is a main cause of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is also a cause of coronary heart disease, stroke and can be a potential host for other cancers and diseases.

Short Term EffectsNicotine causes a short-term increase in blood pressure, heart rate, flow of blood from the heart, and narrowing of the arteries. The Carbon monoxide reduces the amount of oxygen the blood can carry. Both chemicals create an imbalance in the demand for oxygen by the cells and the amount of oxygen the blood is able to supply.

Long Term EffectsSmoking can cause Chronic lung disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, cancer of the lungs, larynx, esophagus, mouth, and bladder. Also, cancer of the cervix, pancreas, and kidneys. Smokeless tobacco and cigars can cause lung, larynx, esophageal, and oral cancer. Women who use tobacco during pregnancy are more likely to have adverse birth outcomes, including babies with low birth weight, risk of infant death and a variety of infant health disorders.

In one study, which analyzes and ranks twenty popular recreational drugs, Tobacco was ranked the 3rd most addictive and 14th most harmful drug tested.

FactResearchers have identified more than 40 chemicals in tobacco smoke that cause cancer in humans and animals.

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