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Smoking

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People use tobacco to smoke. Intake of smoke from cigarettes, bidi, tambakhu, kakkad, khaini, surti, and cigar is called smoking. Smoking can be done in various ways such as cigarettes, bidi, tambakhu, kakkad, khaini, surti and cigar. Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. Taking drops of nicotine can be fatal. Similarly, it is estimated that, a cigarette contains between 1.5 to 2 mg of nicotine.

Effects of smoking

Smoking causes both immediate and long term effects. The effects that are seen or experienced soon or after smoking is known as immediate effects. Effects that are seen after prolonged smoking are called long term effects.

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  1. Immediate effects:Immediate effects of smoking include coughing, bad breath, headache, nausea, chest pain, vomiting and increased heartbeat rate.
  2. Long term effects:
    • Yellowing of the teeth, skin and nails.
    • High blood pressure and increased temper.
    • Increased risk of asthma and lung cancer.
    • Adverse effects on passive smokers.
    • Infertility in women or stillbirth.

Preventive measure

  1. Keep away from smokers. Reject any peer pressure for smoking.
  2. Discourage family members who smoke, if any, from smoking.
  3. Declare public places as the no-smoking zone.
  4. Impart practical health education promoting people to be away from smoking.
  5. Spreading awareness on negative effects of tobacco.

  • Smoking is done in various ways such as cigarettes, bindi, tambaku, kakkad, khaini , surti and cigar. 
  • Tobacco contains a chemical substance known as nicotine. Taking in a drop of nicotine (60) can be fatal.
  • Smoking causes both immediate and long term effects.
  • The effects that are seen or experienced soon or after smoking is known as immediate effects. 
  •  Effects that are seen after prolonged smoking are called long term effects.
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Very Short Questions

The long-term effects of smoking are:

  • Yellowing of the teeth, skin and nails.
  • High blood pressure and increased temper.
  • Increased risk of asthma and lung cancer.
  • Adverse effects on passive smokers.
  • Infertility in women or stillbirth.

The preventing measure for smoking are:

  1. Keep away from smokers. Reject any peer pressure for smoking.
  2. Discourage family members who smoke, if any, from smoking.
  3. Declare public places as the no-smoking zone.
  4. Impart practical health education promoting people to be away from smoking.
  5. Spreading awareness on negative effects of tobacco.

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  • The use of tobacco in the form of smoke is called ______.

    soaker
    alcoholism
    drug abuse
    smoking
  • Which one of them is not the cause of smoking?

    Blindly imitating friends or by their pressure
    Adopting smoking as a fashion of modernization
    To reduce mental tension
    Controlled production on tobacco products
  • Which one of them is not the short-term effects of smoking?

    Dizziness and nausea
    Irritation in throat
    Pleasant breathing
    High BP
  • Which one of them is not the preventive measures of smoking?

    Avoid friendship to bad mates who smoke.
    Help to declare public places as  smoking zone
    Awareness campaigns emphasizing on the danger and consequences of smoking
    Parents should demonstrate healthy practices by not smoking.
  • Which one of them is not the long-term effects of smoking?

    May cause blindness by damaging optic nerve
    High BP and heat movement, frequent irritation and temper
    No possibility of heart attack and lung cancer
    Pallor in teeth, skin, finger, etc. due to nicotine
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