Smoking and Tobacco Chewing

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Nicotine and other carcinogenic chemicals affect various parts of our body. It is the causative factors of high BP, heart disease, strokes, asthma, cough and cancer. This note contains information about smoking, its causes, effects and preventive measures.
Smoking and Tobacco Chewing

Smoking is the use of tobacco in the form of smoke; however, tobacco can be taken by chewing. Tobacco is one of the important causative agents of various diseases. Taking tobacco has no benefits to our health. Nicotine and other carcinogenic chemicals affect various parts of our body. It is the causative factors of high BP, heart disease, strokes, asthma, cough and cancer. The productivity of person is lost as it causes the chronic diseases.

Causes
  1. Blindly imitating friends or by their pressure
  2. Imitating other members who smoke in own family
  3. To reduce mental tension
  4. Lack of knowledge on its consequences
  5. Uncontrolled production of tobacco products
  6. Adopting smoking as a fashion of modernization
  7. For pleasure
Effects

Immediate effects

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  1. Irritation in throat
  2. Headache, vomiting, abdominal pain
  3. Dizziness and nausea
  4. High BP
  5. Unpleasant breathing

Long-term effects

  1. High BP and heat movement, frequent irritation and temper
  2. Possibility of heart attack and lung cancer
  3. May cause blindness by damaging optic nerve
  4. Pallor in teeth, skin, finger, etc. due to nicotine
  5. tuberculosis
Preventive measures of smoking

  1. Parents should demonstrate healthy practices by not smoking.
  2. Avoid friendship to bad mates who smoke.
  3. Smoking should be prohibited in public places.
  4. Awareness campaigns emphasising the danger and consequences of smoking
  5. Help to declare public places as ‘smoke-free zone’.
Things to remember
  • Smoking is the use of tobacco in the form of smoke; however, tobacco can be taken by chewing.
  • Tobacco is one of the important causative agents of various diseases.
  • Nicotine and other carcinogenic chemicals affect various parts of our body. It is the causative factors of high BP, heart disease, strokes, asthma, cough and cancer.
  • Smoking should be prohibited in public places.
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers

People start taking tobacco and alcohol for various reasons which are as follows:

  1. Curiosity
  2. Bad company
  3. Misconception
  4. Lack of employment and recreational opportunities
Following are the six preventive measures of alcohol:
  1. Avoiding bad company
  2. Awareness about the hazards of these substances
  3. Legal management that ban their production, distribution, sale and consumption
  4. Spread of healthy education
  5. Provision of employment and recreational opportunities
  6. Prohibition of advertisement

Nicotine and other carcinogenic chemicals are the causative factors of high BP, heart disease, strokes, asthma, cough and cancer.

If my friends are smoking steathily, I would adopt the following measures to prevent myself and my friends from adverse effects of tobacco. (1) First of all, I will discourage him for taking such tobaccos by giving him suggestions and advices. (2) Then, I will consult with his parents or teachers about his bad company and ask them to guide and take care of him. (3) I will educate and bring awareness in community people about the adverse effects of smoking and using tobacco products. (4) I will make a group of 'Non-Smokers' for involving in different creative activities which encourages smokers to join it. (5) At last, if I can't prevent my friends from smoking and using tobacco products, I will give up such companions.
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