Excellent Reasons For You to Quit Smoking

Everyone knows that smoking is hazardous to their well-being and it produces countless health problems, but most individuals don’t know about the real risks of smoking. Don’t be fooled, the legitimate dangers of smoking are exceedingly hazardous and can put you in your grave. The life that you might be able to save if you stop smoking may be your own!

It has been documented that there are more than four thousand chemicals and various elements in tobacco products! Did you know that more than sixty of these devastating substances are known to cause cancer and another four hundred are toxic? If you fully recognize the actual hazards of smoking, there will be no doubt in your mind that you should quit smoking immediately, if not sooner. The list below includes only twenty of the more than four thousand dangerous chemical agents and elements that are ingested into your body whenever you are smoking cigarettes and various other smoking-related products.

01 – Hydrogen Cyanide is an extremely poisonous chemical agent that is used in tempering steel, explosives, engraving, and in the gas chambers on death row.

02 – Carbon Monoxide enters the blood stream and takes the place of the oxygen in the blood which causes a reduced amount of oxygen to be delivered to the brain, heart, and vital organs.

03 – Nicotine is not only a known stimulant and a poisonous substance, but it is an exceedingly addictive drug. It is used to manufacture insecticides and a single drop is definitely enough to kill an individual.

04 – Tar which is contained in cigarette smoke paralyzes the cilia in the lungs and contributes to serious lung diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

05 – Ammonia is an ordinary ingredient in a large number of cleaning products. Ammonia increases the delivery of the nicotine to the brain’s sensors, which keeps smokers addicted to nicotine.

06 – Eugenol can be the cause of a wide range of symptoms from rapid heartbeat, blood in the urine, convulsions, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, or unconsciousness.

07 – Arsenic is a notorious poison which is used in pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, rat poisons, and is commonly used in the manufacturing process of several alloys.

08 – Napthalene is quite volatile in nature which forms a combustible vapor. It can easily wipe out not only the blood cells but the liver cells as well. Napthalene is most commonly known for being the main ingredient in mothballs.

09 – Formaldehyde is used in glues for wood products, sterilizers, makeup, resins, fertilizer products, embalming fluids used in funeral homes, and in solutions for preserving biological tissues.

10 – Butane is used as the fuel for lighters, as a propellant in aerosol sprays, and is often added to low octane gasoline to improve the performance of the vehicle.

11 – Benzene is a cancer causing agent linked to leukemia and some blood disorders. Benzene is also used for the manufacturing of industrial strength solvents, drugs, plastics, man-made rubber, and dyes.

12 – Turpentine is an exceptionally flammable substance and is used for the general thinning of oil-based paints and is also used in the manufacturing of varnishes. The vapor of turpentine can easily burn your skin and eyes, cause damage to the lungs and to the respiratory system, as well as the central nervous system when inhaled.

13 – Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless chemically inert radioactive gas that is found in the earth. It’s one of the heaviest gases and is considered to be a definite health danger and is responsible for the second highest incidence of lung cancer in the United States.

14 – Nickel is known to cause cancer and is considered to be toxic if ingested. It’s used in electroplating various metals and is commonly used as a stabilizer in steel and cast-iron alloys.

15 – Methanol has poisonous properties and is commonly known as wood alcohol. It is used on a limited basis to energize internal combustion engines.

16 – Acetone is used to produce explosives, cosmetics (including nail-polish remover), artificial fibers, paints, inks, resins, adhesives, and coatings.

17 – Cadmium is a very poisonous type of metal commonly found in industrial locations, particularly where ore is being processed. About seventy-five percent of Cadmium is used in nickel-cadmium batteries.

18 – Lead is a poisonous element that can cause many different blood and brain disorders in all age groups. When lead has been ingested it may cause various types of behavioral problems, possible learning disabilities, convulsions, and loss of life

19 – Polonium is found in uranium ore and is a radioactive metallic element. Polonium is present in tobacco smoke which is caused by the tobacco plants being primarily fertilized with phosphate fertilizers

20 – Acetaidehyde is irritating and depressive to most of the cells in the body and it’s a very reactive chemical. Acetaidehyde is also suspected to be a cancer-causing substance

Smokers are at risk of developing cancer of the mouth, throat, and lungs, as well as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Smokers are also more likely to have stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high LDL (bad) cholesterol. Cigarette smoking causes approximately eighty percent of all diagnosed lung cancer and nearly eighty-five percent of all lung cancer victims lose their lives within three years! To make a long story short, it has been estimated that one out of every three individuals that smoke will eventually die from a smoking-related disorder. That is incredibly bad odds

Here is a startling smoking fact. Did you know that Ambergris Tincture, which is commonly known as Whale Vomit is added to cigarette tobacco for additional flavoring? Ambergris is a fatty, waxy material that forms in the intestines of a sperm whale. Fresh ambergris has a very foul odor and it drifts on the surface of the ocean. The next time that you begin to light up your cigarette, simply think of where that great taste came from! What an excellent incentive to stop smoking immediately.