I’m not joking when it comes to smoking By Tamaris Cooper Staff Writer

Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most of the time it is the substance of dried leaves of the tobacco plant which been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a cigarette According to Smoking ‘what’s the deal?” by Jane Bingham . According to Smoking “what’s the deal”? by Jane Bingham, Today, smoking manufactured cigarettes is the most common way of consuming tobacco.

Cigarettes are made from shredded tobacco leaves, paper, and a wide range of additives, such as preservatives and flavorings. Most cigarettes have a filter at the end, which is designed to sop some of the tar in cigarette smoke from reaching the lungs. Some people buy loose tobacco to make into hand-rolled cigarettes. Not all tobacco users smoke cigarettes. In parts of Africa and Asia, people chew dried tobacco leaves mixed with other leaves and spices. Some people use chewing or dip tobacco. Dip users take a pinch or “dip” of tobacco and place a wad in their cheek or between their lower lip and gums. This is a very dangerous practice that often results in cancer of the mouth.

So why do people smoke? According to Smoking “What’s the deal”? By Jane Bingham, Many young people try their first cigarette just to join in with their friends. Their friends encourage them to have a cigarette and they may not feel comfortable saying no. Some young people start smoking because they want to be rebellious. They may see smoking as going against authority and looking tough. Many others think it makes them look cool, sexy, and sophisticated. Some other reasons that people smoke is it helps them to concentrate, some smoke when they are socializing with friends, and some even smoke because it helps them to stay slim.

Children and teenagers are two to six times more likely than nonsmokers to suffer from coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath. Young Smokers are also three times likely to have sick days away from school. A recent survey found that smoking during the teenage years can cause permanent changes to the lungs that can increase the long term risk of someone suffering from cancer. Parents and older siblings that smoke tend to influence their children and younger siblings to smoke.

Many people get addicted to smoking each and everyday. Whenever nicotine reaches the brain, it causes the release of natural chemical called dopamine. Dopamine raises the smoker’s heart rate and blood pressure, and it also creates a feeling of pleasure. Physical addiction happens when people become used to having a certain amount of nicotine in their blood. When things like happens they start to feel withdrawal symptoms and start to feel restless, anxious and irritable, and that is when people usually reach for another cigarette.

When smokers start their work day, many smokers are thinking about their next smoking break. By concentrating on their next smoking break, it makes it really hard for them to concentrate on their work. As their break gets closer they start to think about their next cigarettes. If they are not able to take their regular smoking breaks, they become restless and irritable. Most Jobs have a non-smoking policy, so when people take their smoke break, it usually involves going outside the building to huddle on a fire escape in a draft doorway.

Smoking is not only a problem for smokers, it is a problem for people standing around them too. Each time a smoker light up a cigarette, they fill the air around them with tobacco smoke, forcing other people to become smokers too. According to Smoking “What’s the deal?” by Jane Bingham, when people breathe in smoke from others cigarettes, they are inhaling the same poisonous mixture that smokers take into their lungs. They are forced to inhale 4,000 chemicals, including at least 40 known carcinogens (cancer causing substances), They also breathe carbon monoxide, which affects the body ability to deliver sufficient oxygen to organs such as the heart and the brain. People who are forced to breathe in large quantities of others’ smoke suffer from a range of symptoms like sore throats, asthma and Bronchitis. They are also at risk from all other sorts of diseases from smoking, including cancer. Some other effects of smoking includes, eye irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, coughing, and wheezing.

According to Smoking “What’s the deal?” by Jane Bingham, it is not safe for a women to smoke at all while she is pregnant. Smoking during pregnancy reduces the amount of oxygen reaching the fetus. Smoking while pregnant can seriously affect the baby growth. It can also face the risk of miscarriage-the los of a child before it can live on its own. Women who smoke can also increases the chances of them to have a child is stillborn., which means a child who dies after their birth. Most babies born to mothers who smoke are underweight. These children are also likely to remain small for their age throughout their childhood.

In society everyone smokes, whether they are Rich or poor, Male or Female, Young and old. Kicking the habit may be a hard thing to do. Many smokers talk about giving up several times day. But they never live up to their decision to stop. According to Smoking What’s the Deal by Jane Bingham, When people first stop smoking, they usually withdrawal symptoms such as a powerful craving for tobacco.  Once a person has made it through the withdrawal period, ex-smokers begin to feel fantastic. They rediscover the pleasure of waking up in the morning feeling really well and refreshed. They start to enjoy the taste of food again, get their energy back, and look much better too. In my opinion, I disagree with people smoking because it is bad for everyone health and it can cause serious health problems in the near future.

All over the World, anti smoking groups run campaigns to expose the way the tobacco industry works to reveal the dangers of tobacco. Sometimes it can be hard to talk to the people you know about the things that you are worried about. You may want to discuss your concerns privately knowing that whatever you say will not be passed on to anyone you know. So you may also need some expert advice. If you are in that situation there are several organizations that have hotlines phones that are staff by specially trained advisors. All in all it is up to you to decide whether smoking is worth risking your life and only you can make that choice.














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